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F.D.A. Approves Muscular Dystrophy Drug That Patients Lobbied For

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 14:36
The decision went against the recommendation of independent experts, and the agency is requiring an additional trial to confirm effectiveness.

Hawaiian Crows Join Tool-Users Club

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:58
The animals know how to use tools, and some even manufacture their own.

News Analysis: Predict Zika’s Spread? It’s Hard Enough to Count the Cases

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:04
Many cases are likely to go unreported; few cause symptoms, and hundreds of women in Florida are waiting weeks just to get test results.

Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 13:01
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Arctic Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Level on Record

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:29
Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming.

A Mosquito Killer, Unwelcome to Many

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:27
The insecticide naled is sprayed to fight disease-carrying mosquitoes like the ones that spread the Zika virus. But many people fear the cure is worse than the disease.

8,000-Year-Old Female Figurine Uncovered in Central Turkey

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:20
Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman that an expert says is one of only a handful of statuettes of the era ever found in one piece.

Q&A: Higher Heels, Greater Risks?

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 07:55
No formal scientific studies have linked the wearing of high-heeled shoes with deep-vein thrombosis, but that doesn’t mean they’re good for you.

Out There: Whatever We Dig Up, We’ll End Up Buried

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 03:15
In our search for discovery and meaning, we always look up and out, while we hardly know anything about what is going on, or what went on, under our own feet.

A Lesson of Tesla Crashes? Computer Vision Can’t Do It All Yet

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:55
Self-driving cars come with a caveat now: Keep your hands on the wheel. While computers can recognize images, understanding actions and behaviors are still the next frontier.

ScienceTake: A River Otter’s Hot Spot? The Latrine

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:45
Male coastal river otters in Alaska have a complex social life that centers on a common latrine, where they pick up information about their colleagues.

Otters: Real Party Poopers

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:45
Male river otters on Alaska’s coast make a communal bathroom the center of their social life.

‘Five-Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 02:30
Researchers concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.

'Let mangroves recover' to protect coasts

BBC Science - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:46
Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists.

More Child Suicides Are Linked to A.D.D. Than Depression, Study Suggests

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 21:03
The new research found that attention deficit disorder was the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who died by suicide.

Joseph B. Keller, Mathematician With Whimsical Curiosity, Dies at 93

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 20:48
The Stanford professor delved into practical and often playful enigmas, developing equations to explain, for instance, why a jogger’s ponytail swings from side to side.

Judge Clears 7 Chimps for Departure. They’re Off to England.

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 16:18
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, which approved the export, but harshly criticized the agency.

Art and Science Meld as NASA Announces a New Artist Collaboration

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 16:00
The artist and photographer Justin Guariglia will work to present the effects of climate change to the public.

Art and Science Meld as NASA Names a New Artist-in-Residence

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:06
The artist and photographer Justin Guariglia will work to present the effects of climate change to the public.

Solar-powered tuk-tuk completes India to UK trip

BBC Science - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:33
Engineer Naveen Rabelli has completed a 6,000 mile journey from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk.
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