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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.

In Brazil, Forests Rise to Challenge of Carbon Dioxide

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:58
If left for 40 years, recently established forests could soak up seven billions tons of carbon dioxide, a study suggests.

Bison calf put down after car boot trip

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:34
Officials at Yellowstone National Park reveal that they had to put down a newborn bison after some tourists put it in the boot of their car.

UK-built Qashqais 'cheated emissions'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:19
Nissan Qashqai cars built at the firm's Sunderland plant in the UK were fitted with so-called emissions defeat devices, South Korean officials allege.

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:22
Andrew Levy’s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.

Q&A: Let Your Cat’s Mouse Games Begin

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:54
A veterinarian discusses the house cat’s need for exercise and mental stimulation.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:07
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Chasing Immortality: Dogs Test Drug Aimed at Humans’ Biggest Killer: Age

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:37
A drug that lengthened the lives of laboratory mice is being tested on dogs as scientists look for alternatives to treating one disease at a time.

Profiles in Science: Eske Willerslev Is Rewriting History With DNA

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 09:03
The world-renowned geneticist scrutinizes ancient DNA for clues to the earliest chapters in the human story.

'Smart leg' makes engineering prize list

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 06:35
An "intelligent" prosthetic limb, improved MRI scanners and green engines are the three finalists for a major UK engineering prize.

April breaks global temperature record

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 05:08
April was the seventh month in a row to have broken global temperature records, Nasa figures show.

Bloodhound Diary: Riding four 'gyroscopes'

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:57
The effects from riding four 'gyroscopes'

Man Receives First Penis Transplant in the United States

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 03:00
A Massachusetts man who had lost his penis to cancer underwent the operation as part of a program that ultimately aims to help combat veterans.

India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought

BBC Science - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 01:01
India is to divert water from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges to deal with severe drought, a senior minister tells the BBC.

Largest plane draws crowds in Australia

BBC Science - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 21:56
Thousands of Australian aircraft enthusiasts have watched the world's largest plane, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, arrive in Perth.

Global flooding 'will threaten billion'

BBC Science - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 21:28
By 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change, a UK charity warns.

Discoverer of Neptune's rings dies

BBC Science - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 14:26
Andre Brahic, one of the people who discovered the rings of Neptune, has died aged 73, his publisher says.

The Vaquita, the World’s Smallest Porpoise, Slips Closer to Extinction

NY Times Science - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 13:39
Scientists say only about 60 are left in the Gulf of California, threatened by nets that fishermen illegally use to catch totoaba, a source of a Chinese delicacy.
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