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Pictish fort 'is Scotland's oldest'

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:54
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.

VIDEO: Chasing Britain's most threatened duck

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:30
Why conservationists in the Scottish Highlands are chasing the UK's most threatened breeding duck.

Why we like to believe that dinosaurs were scaly

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:04
Why do we like to believe that dinosaurs were scaly?

Fetal Tissue From Abortions for Research Is Traded in a Gray Zone

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:42
Controversy over the buying and selling of products derived from aborted fetuses has raised questions about what many scientists say is a unique research tool.









Books: Review: ‘Do No Harm,’ a Neurosurgeon’s Tales

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:38
In a complex and evocative memoir, the British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh confronts uncertainty, bureaucracy and his own mistakes.









'Laughing gas' emissions understated

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:37
Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture in some locations are underestimated by 40% according to new research.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:13
Readers respond to articles in Science Times.









Raw Data: Cellular ‘Cheaters’ Give Rise to Cancer

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:15
Cells prosper by surrendering some of their autonomy to the whole. But inevitably a cell breaks loose and selfishly multiplies, and so cancer begins.









Anoles Going Strong on Hispaniola Millions of Years Later

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:00
The lizards have evolved to take on the body type suited to what part of trees they have come to inhabit.









Worldwide Strengthening El Nino Giveth and Taketh Away

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:47
In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.









Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Bomb’ Helps Return Nukes to the TV Spotlight

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:37
The 70th anniversary of the first atom-bomb test prompted this PBS program, and other shows are covering the history of nuclear programs and weaponry.









Q&A: Claustrophobia: More Likely in Women Than Men

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 07:44
The reasons for such a gender difference are not clear, and claustrophobia is not as well studied as some other phobias.









Observatory: Farming Had an Earlier Start, a Study Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:23
Farming may have originated 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to seeds researchers found at an ancient site.









The New Health Care: The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:00
Added sugar is bad for your health, studies indicate, while sugar substitutes do not deserve the bad reputation they have acquired.









Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lion

BBC Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 04:01
A hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.

Puppies Go to Prison to Become Dogs That Save Lives

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:00
With help from prison inmates, researchers at Auburn University are training dogs to detect bombs, pathogens and other threats.









ScienceTake: How Ants Keep Clean and Safe

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:00
For many insects, cleanliness means survival. Dirty antennas don’t pick up scents, and that’s how ants, in particular, navigate and communicate.









Orchid spotters map shifting blooms

BBC Science - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 00:44
A UK citizen science project to study when and where different orchids bloom has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.

Teva Said to Be Close to Buying Generic Drug Unit of Allergan

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 18:57
The $45 billion deal, if successful, would be the latest in health care, where drug makers, insurers and others have been involved in a spate of mergers.









The Long, Strange Trip to Pluto, and How NASA Nearly Missed It

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 17:55
The flyby of Pluto was a triumph of human ingenuity and the capstone of a mission that unfolded nearly flawlessly. It almost did not happen.









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