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Gorilla Calaya gives birth at Smithsonian National Zoo

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:49
Calaya, the western lowland gorilla, gave birth at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:22
Viruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and ecosystems.

Nasa's Tess planet-hunter: What stars sound like

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:58
UK astronomer Bill Chaplin demonstrates the "sounds" that stars make and why this is useful to know.

Freight Train Kills 4 Elephants in India, Including a Calf

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:45
As mining and development projects shrink the country’s forests, animals in search of food have been forced to wander farther from their natural habitats.

Nasa planet-hunter set for launch

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:53
The Tess mission will survey nearly the entire sky and is expected to find thousands of new worlds.

How NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Will Hunt Exoplanets

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:52
NASA’s TESS spacecraft will spend two years searching the sky for nearby alien worlds.

Friendship’s Dark Side: ‘We Need a Common Enemy’

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 02:00
Friendship generally is regarded as an unalloyed good. But scientists have found it also can be a conspiracy, a way to separate “us” from “them.”

Maralinga Journal: Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: A Test Site for Atom Bombs

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 00:08
“Yes, there is still radiation here,” Australia’s only nuclear tour guide says of Maralinga, where the Australian and British governments dropped seven bombs between 1956 and 1963.

206 Million Eggs Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:01
An egg farm in Hyde County, N.C., is the likely source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 22 people. Eggs from the farm may have reached nine states, officials said.

Retro Report: A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:00
Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery.

Trilobites: Gray Ghosts, the Last Caribou in the Lower 48 States, Are ‘Functionally Extinct’

NY Times Science - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:02
The herd of southern mountain caribou, the last in the contiguous United States, has dwindled to three animals. Conservationists attribute the decline to development in Canada.

E. Coli Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People in 11 States

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 20:50
No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say.

Global Health: ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:58
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable.

Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:41
Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.

Trilobites: The Evolution of the Eyebrow

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:13
A new study suggests that brow ridges probably didn’t evolve for practical reasons, but for sometimes subtle communications.

Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'

BBC Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:42
A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.

Trilobites: Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach

NY Times Science - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:56
Using loggerhead genetics, researchers traced the routes of turtles that return decades after birth to nest near their original homes.

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:46
Discovering how to store vast amounts of data by manipulating magnetic and electrical fields paved the way for devices like the smartphone.

Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:50
Dr. Ian Wilmut said he received the diagnosis four months ago and would participate in a major research program to test new types of treatments.

64 Pounds of Trash Killed a Sperm Whale in Spain, Scientists Say

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:32
A 33-foot-long young sperm whale that washed ashore in February in the Mediterranean Sea had consumed plastic bags, fish netting and even a plastic drum.
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