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Paris deal could 'displace millions'

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:44
A global deal to limit emissions of carbon dioxide could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.

App Smart: An Expanding Universe of Space Apps

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:19
While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final frontier.









No Alcohol for Sexually Active Women Without Birth Control, C.D.C. Recommends

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:51
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that women avoid alcohol to avoid the risk of giving birth to babies with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.









Ken Stabler, a Magnetic N.F.L. Star, Was Sapped of Spirit by C.T.E.

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:46
Stabler, a former Raiders quarterback known for his charisma, had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died at 69 in July, researchers said.









The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal. Or Did It?

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:03
At a legendary dinner in 1951, the Explorers Club was said to have served its members mammoth, but DNA tests have revealed what the meat really was.









Mystery of 'sock of the deep' solved

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:07
A decades-long mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists say.

VIDEO: Meet the mysterious deep-sea 'sock'

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:07
The mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists report.

Zica Car Will Be Renamed, Tata Motors of India Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:54
The automaker, seeking to avoid an unfortunate association with the outbreak, will rename its vehicle.









Cosmonauts begin ISS spacewalk

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 05:04
Two Russian cosmonauts have begun a spacewalk to install experiments on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).

Space milestone we almost missed

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 04:14
Scotland's venture into space, launched from the Outer Hebrides, that almost went unnoticed.

Luxembourg to support space mining

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:12
The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the 'next industrial revolution' - the mining of asteroids in space.

Supersonic car bid delayed until 2017

BBC Science - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:00
The attempt to break the world land speed record with the Bloodhound 1,000mph car has been put back again, to 2017, because the funding is not yet in place.

Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:39
In its decision, the World Health Organization highlighted the seriousness of the Zika outbreak, a mosquito-borne virus thought to cause birth defects that has exploded in Latin America, and gave countries powerful tools to fight it.









Microcephaly, Spotlighted by Zika Virus, Has Long Afflicted and Mystified

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:37
Each year, an estimated 25,000 babies in the United States receive a diagnosis of microcephaly, an abnormally small head, but prognoses are hard to predict.









Scientists Map Genome of New York’s Bedbugs

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:03
A surprising genetic diversity has been discovered among the city’s bedbugs, which the scientists tracked through DNA samples that were taken from the subway system.









Chicago Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:53
The resignation of Jason Lieb, a prominent molecular biologist, comes amid complaints about how universities handle sexual harassment in their science departments.









Zika Infection Transmitted by Sex Reported in Texas

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 17:37
Officials in Dallas reported that a patient with Zika virus was infected after having sex with an ill individual who had returned from a country where Zika was circulating.









Black hole's twin jets shine bright

BBC Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:37
Astronomers capture images of two vast, bright jets of material, fired into space in opposite directions by a distant black hole.

MoD to buy high-flying solar planes

BBC Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 15:06
The UK Ministry of Defence is going to acquire some high-altitude "eternal" solar planes.

Trilobites: Let the Moon Be Your Guide in Finding Five Planets

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:06
Learn a low-fi method for spotting five planets at once.









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