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When the Immune System Thwarts Lifesaving Drugs

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:05
Patients often produce antibodies to the very treatments keeping them alive, sometimes to disastrous effect. The search for solutions is just beginning.

Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:13
The catastrophe set off an unexpected shortage of iodine, leaving children in faraway countries vulnerable to cognitive deficits.

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:56
A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.

Profiles in Science: Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:27
Seven decades after she began, Dr. Milner continues to explore the biology of memory and how the brain’s many parts function together.

ScienceTake: Why Honeybees Are Good at Grooming (It’s All in the Hair)

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:01
Researchers at Georgia Tech found that a bee could shed about 15,000 pollen grains in two minutes as it brushed itself clean.

How Bees Freshen Up

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 07:00
Research shows how honeybees use their hairy legs to clear pollen from their hairy eyes.

Q&A: Invaders From the New World

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 06:56
Several animal and plant species native to North America are considered invaders elsewhere, but on the whole North America has more imports than exports.

Iguana chase wins Bafta for Planet Earth II

BBC Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:41
The iguana chase won Planet Earth II the Bafta for Must-See Moment.

Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:10
How different Earth's history might have been if the space rock had struck a different location.

Killer whales swim past Orkney fishing boat

BBC Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 03:28
A pod of orcas make several close passes of a fishing boat off the coast of Orkney.

Could these mini reactors replicate the power of the Sun?

BBC Science - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 00:09
Tokamak Energy thinks its mini fusion generators will allow the company to test ideas faster than their competitors.

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants

NY Times Science - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 08:14
There is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor.

Global Health: Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:20
As Ethiopia’s health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ignored cholera outbreaks, a global health expert and adviser to a rival candidate charges.

Ancient Burial Chamber Uncovered in Egypt, With 17 Mummies ... So Far

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 15:11
The remains, which are thought to be more than 1,500 years old, were discovered at a funerary site being excavated by students from Cairo University.

British Patients Reel as Hospitals Race to Revive Computer Systems

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 09:14
Politicians pointed fingers and patients expressed a mix of frustration and gratitude as hospital employees grappled with the recent cyberattack.

‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:19
The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, is putting on display the best-preserved fossil of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur ever found.

Pet City: The Doctor Will See Your Iguana Now

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 17:02
At an exotic-animal hospital on the Upper West Side, a day’s worth of cases includes a duck with egg problems and a reptile with a troubled nose.

NASA Denies Trump’s Request to Send Astronauts Past the Moon on New Rocket

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:30
The agency announced that adding astronauts to the mission would have cost $600 million to $900 million and required significantly more work and time.

Trilobites: A Gene Mystery: How Are Rats With No Y Chromosome Born Male?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:00
The cells of Japan’s Amami spiny rat have unusual sexual flexibility, a possible clue to how the animal differentiates into female and male sexes, new research suggests.

Lack of dust makes China's air pollution much worse

BBC Science - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:47
New research suggests that less dust means more dirty air in major Chinese population centres.
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