Feed aggregator

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:37
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Trilobites: After 300 Years of Collecting, Nearly 12,000 Amazon Tree Species Are Found

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:29
Researchers analyzed hundreds of thousands of samples in digitized museum collections to produce an estimate of species in the South American rain forest.

ScienceTake: Seafloor Microscope Zooms In on Tiniest Bits of Coral

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:29
Researchers built the first microscope that can be used to see, in a natural state, the details of coral polyps a fraction of the width of a human hair.

Dolly's sisters

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:03
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.

F1 tech behind 'flying' boat's cup bid

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:31
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Mercury 13

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 17:22
In the early 60s, 13 women undertook secret tests at Nasa to see if they could become astronauts.

What Is a Constant Cycle of Violent News Doing to Us?

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:39
Nothing good. Experts suggested limiting your exposure to violent imagery and social media.

Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:17
The quest for storage devices that pack ever more information into a small space has reached a new limit, with memory that writes information atom-by-atom.

Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:25
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.

Ancient barley DNA gives insight into crop development

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:17
An international group of scientists have analysed the DNA of 6,000 year old barley, showing that it is remarkably similar to modern day varieties.

Trilobites: Why Jet Lag Can Feel Worse When You Travel From West to East

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:06
Researchers produced a mathematical model of certain brain cells to help explain why travel’s toll on fliers feels more severe in one direction than the other.

Farming and forestry can deliver food security, says UN

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 07:24
Improving co-operation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report suggests.

Iraq marshlands named Unesco World Heritage Site

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 05:20
The United Nations cultural agency Unesco names Iraq's southern marshes - once decimated by Saddam Hussein - a World Heritage Site.

Matter: Fecal Transplants Can Be Life-Saving, but How?

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:48
Fecal transplants have proved effective against a bacterial infection. But scientists still have a lot to learn.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:24
Nasa has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

Moonlit launch for SpaceX rocket carrying ISS supplies

BBC Science - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 01:02
A SpaceX cargo rocket is bound for the International Space Station after a successful launch from Florida.

1,000mph car

BBC Science - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 03:24
Andy Green says the Bloodhound 1,000mph supersonic car project has to file a mountain of paperwork before it can go racing in South Africa next year.

False Alarm: Damien Hirst’s Formaldehyde Fumes Weren’t Dangerous

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:24
A scientific paper that said a 2012 exhibition at Tate Modern had high levels of fumes will be retracted.

Astronomers Discover New Likely Dwarf Planet, the Latest of Many

NY Times Science - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:00
The object was seen in the Kuiper belt, a ring of icy debris beyond Neptune. Dozens of similar bodies may also meet the definition of a dwarf planet.

Dr. Alfred G. Knudson, the ‘Mendel of Cancer Genetics,’ Dies at 93

NY Times Science - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 21:47
A 1971 theory on the inheritable nature of retinoblastoma in children, proved in 1986, is credited with helping advance the framework of how cancers are studied.
Syndicate content