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Will truckers lose out to software?

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:03
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot: 'Weather risk too big'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 16:00
The planned flight of the sun powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, has been postponed.

Basics: Nature’s Waste Management Crews

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:21
Scientists are increasingly interested in what might be called animal sanitation studies — how different species seek to stay clean and get rid of wastes.

Books: Review: ‘The Digital Doctor’ by Robert Wachter Weighs Medicine’s Technological Transformation

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 13:12
The author is both doubtful and hopeful, old enough to remember the way things used to work, young enough to appreciate technology.

Students Measure Space Dust as New Horizons Heads for Pluto

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:57
An instrument built at the University of Colorado is analyzing space dust for the remnants of colliding objects to learn more about our solar system.

Relax, the Terminator Is Far Away

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:25
Despite the warnings of visionaries like Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, today’s artificial intelligence is still tethered to human controllers.

Observatory: Even Einstein’s Research Can Take Time to Matter

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 12:00
A new analysis has found that “sleeping beauties,” research papers whose importance is not recognized for years, are common

Scientists Make Novel Attempt to Save Giant Turtle Species

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:45
A pair of Yangtze giant softshell turtles in a zoo near Shanghai have produced only infertile eggs. Now scientists are trying a first: artificial insemination.

Dot Earth Blog: One-Two Punch of Earthquakes and Landslides Exposes Hydropower Vulnerability in Nepal

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:25
A pitch for a more resilient and distributed electricity supply in quake-prone Nepal.

Global Health: Making LED Light Bulbs Less Attractive to Insects

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:23
A scientist is working with Royal Philips to create bulbs that give off less blue light and thus help protect against insect-borne diseases.

Q&A: Next to Fairyflies, Ants Are Giants

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:13
A delicate wasp known as the Kikiki huna is believed to be the smallest flying insect, as short as 160 micrometers.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 09:12
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

IS threat to rare bird near Palmyra

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 08:18
Islamic State's capture of Palmyra in Syria threatens the last surviving colony of the northern bald ibis in the Middle East, experts says.

ScienceTake: Ants That Show Some Spring in Their Jaws to Escape

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:07
Trap-jaw ants have mandibles with which they can jump by striking something solid. A recent study showed how the action is used against ant lions.

Doctoring, Without the Doctor

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 07:01
States with a shortage of doctors are giving nurse practitioners greater responsibilities and autonomy.

Trust backs beaver reintroduction

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:39
Beavers should be resident in Scotland says the National Trust as it announces its support for reintroduction projects.

Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:44
Solar plane needs weather on its side for week-long Pacific flight

VIDEO: Solar plane pilot set for six-day leg

BBC Science - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:40
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.

Explaining a Cornerstone of Game Theory: John Nash’s Equilibrium

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:20
Dr. Nash extended the analysis beyond zero-sum, I-win-you-lose types of games to more complex situations in which all of the players could gain, or all could lose.

John Scalzi, Science Fiction Writer, Signs $3.4 Million Deal for 13 Books

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 19:00
Mr. Scalzi’s books include a series known as the “Old Man’s War” and “Redshirts,” a Hugo award winner about characters on the original “Star Trek.”

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