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The New Old Age: Nursing Homes Are Starting to Supplant Hospitals as Focus of Basic Health Care

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:41
Patients are saved the stress of hospital stays, and there are large savings. But reimbursement policies and a lack of nurses are slowing progress.






Teeth Tell of Earlier Trek to Europe by Humans

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:29
The find seemed to settle a debate over whether the tools and ornaments found at archaeological sites belonged to modern humans or Neanderthals.

New Study Links Weather Extremes to Global Warming

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:28
Global warming has quadrupled the frequency of certain heat extremes, and also increased intense rainstorms, a trend expected to worsen, according to a new climate change report.






Dot Earth Blog: Why Is the Rising Death Toll in the Nepal Earthquake Still Lower Than Predictions?

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:26
The death toll from Nepal’s major earthquake will keep rising, but in Katmandu losses are clearly lower than some predictions.






An Intimacy That Outlasted Dementia

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:25
Henry Rayhons last week was acquitted of charges that he sexually abused his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, prompting a national discussion about consent between partners.






VIDEO: Chernobyl fox makes sandwich

BBC Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:22
A fox in Chernobyl has made a large sandwich using cold meats and bread fed to him by a radio crew in the area.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor and Online Comments

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:07
Readers react to Science articles in The New York Times..






NASA’s Messenger Mission Is Set to Crash Into Mercury

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:51
The Messenger spacecraft, in orbit around the planet the past four years, is expected to smash into its surface on Thursday, according to plan.






Observatory: Only Three Wolves Left on an Island Full of Prey

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:32
A male, a female and a sickly 9-month-old pup remain in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan, where wolves have been studied for nearly 60 years.






Q&A: A Starling Picnic, With Gusto

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:31
The birds are known to form flash mobs and attack infested turf in a feeding frenzy.






Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

BBC Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:08
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.

The Parched West: Drought Frames Economic Divide of Californians

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:36
The persistent water shortage is illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity.






Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

BBC Science - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 19:29
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Liquid Batteries for Solar and Wind Power

NY Times Science - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 18:26
So-called flow batteries can provide energy steadily over time and last much longer than other types of storage.






Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

BBC Science - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 14:05
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Earthquake Devastates Nepal, Killing More Than 1,900

NY Times Science - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 23:30
The earthquake struck near Katmandu. Residents described scenes of panic, and trekkers reported a major avalanche on Mount Everest.






Everest Climbers Are Killed as Nepal Quake Sets Off Avalanche

NY Times Science - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 22:30
The avalanche rumbled down a treacherous icefall into a mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17 climbers and injuring an untold number of others, officials said.






Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable

NY Times Science - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 17:44
More than 25 million years ago, India crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding today, creating the world’s highest mountains and setting off major earthquakes about every 75 years.






A turtle's paradise in the Caribbean

BBC Science - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 17:15
One island's bid to track the shy sea creatures

Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears

BBC Science - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 17:06
The men who hunt huge prey with rowing boats and spears
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