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China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:30
Less than 10 percent of people receive effective treatment in the two countries, a report has found, and the burden of disability is higher than in all Western countries combined.

F.D.A. Approves an Immunotherapy Drug for Bladder Cancer

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:16
The drug, Tecentriq from Roche, works by using the body’s immune system against tumors, and is the first drug of its type approved for bladder cancer.

Australia to Lay Off Leading Scientist on Sea Levels

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:00
The climate expert, John Church, confirmed that he was one of 275 scientists that an Australian science agency said would be dismissed.

What AI can learn from Tube passengers

BBC Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:38
Neuroscientists find that when we navigate a train network, our brains split the task into a hierarchy of different jobs - a strategy that AI developers want to mimic.

Agricultural emissions 'reality check'

BBC Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:51
A new report says that global agricultural emissions must be slashed to prevent the planet warming by more than 2C over the next century.

W.H.O. Cites Low to Moderate Risk of Zika’s Imminent Spread to Europe

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 06:45
An assessment identified three areas — in Georgia, Russia and on the Portuguese island of Madeira — that are most vulnerable to a breakout.

Zika virus may reach Europe this summer

BBC Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 05:01
The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate according to the World Health Organization.

Satellite pictures 'clear skies' Africa

BBC Science - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:03
The EU's new Sentinel-2a satellite builds a cloud-free view of Africa as it moves towards full capacity mapping.

Raw Data: Science of Consciousness Conference Is Carnival of the Mind

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 18:22
A meeting in Tucson brought together an eclectic mix of searchers for that spark that scientists have yet to adequately explain.

As Attention Grows, Transgender Children’s Numbers Are Elusive

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:16
For all the heated debate about bathroom access, a central fact remains unclear: how many children in the United States identify as transgender.

Company Says It’s Been Indicted for California Oil Spill

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:59
Plains All American Pipeline was responsible for a spill of more than 140,000 gallons near Santa Barbara. It denies any criminal wrongdoing.

Life 'went large' a billion years ago

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:36
Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, new evidence from China suggests.

VIDEO: Fireball captured on police dashcam

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 14:34
A bright fireball lit up the sky across several states in the US early on Tuesday - and was captured on a police officer's dashcam.

Paradise lost in a tourism boom

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:18
Beautiful places threatened by mass tourism

Call for 'more Britons in space'

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:00
Britain's first astronaut says the UK risks becoming a "backward nation" if the government does not pay to send more people into space.

Yellowstone Bison Calf Is Euthanized After Riding in Tourists’ S.U.V.

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 06:03
Park officials defended the decision on Facebook after a public outcry.

Brexit 'risk' for UK universities

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:44
UK universities could find it harder to recruit international students if the UK leaves the EU, suggests a survey.

Op-Docs: Errol Morris: ‘Demon in the Freezer’

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:05
Smallpox has inflicted untold suffering and death. So why are we keeping it around?

Shakespeare theatre remains revealed

BBC Science - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 03:06
A 'bird whistle' thought to have been used for sound effects in 16th century performances of Romeo and Juliet is discovered at the site of one of Shakespeare's theatres.

Dog cancer's global march mapped

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:04
In a major genetic study, scientists trace the historic global spread of a cancer transmitted between mating dogs.
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