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Feature: Neanderthals Were People, Too

NY Times Science - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 02:00
New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

BBC Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 22:01
Scientists have found a new species of gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China.

'Puppy talk' - why do we use it and do dogs respond?

BBC Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:55
Scientists decode "dog-directed speech" - and they find puppies respond but older dogs ignore it.

A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:18
The administration added the rusty-patched bumblebee, which once covered 28 states but is threatened by pesticides, disease and climate change, to the endangered species list.

White House Urges Research on Geoengineering to Combat Global Warming

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:52
A report recommends modest studies on geoengineering, the controversial concept of intervening in nature to slow or reverse global warming.

Japanese monkey tries to mate with deer

BBC Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:46
A male Japanese monkey has been filmed trying to mount and mate with a Sika deer.

Donald Trump win 'won't sway world on climate'

BBC Science - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:22
Targets on CO2 will continue despite a climate change sceptic becoming president, a UK minister says.

Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 22:50
Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil's energy needs.

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:12
A warming world is harming insects ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:10
Critically endangered chimpanzees in Ivory Coast craft extra-absorbent drinking sticks, researchers observe.

New candidate for 'missing element' in Earth's core

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 17:04
Scientists believe they have established the identity of a "missing element" in the Earth's core.

Chimp drinking culture caught on video

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:13
Critically endangered chimpanzees craft absorbent drinking sticks, remote cameras reveal.

Basics: A Family’s Shared Defect Sheds Light on the Human Genome

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:27
The genome is divided into thousands of ‘neighborhoods,’ or TADs, scientists are finding. Breaching the borders can have deadly consequences.

These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:52
Gene editing, which does not add genes from other organisms into plants, is done with new tools that snip and tweak DNA at precise locations.

Global Health: Study Finds Lower, but Still High, Rate of C-Sections in China

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 12:10
At about 35 percent, the rate is lower than previously reported but still far above the ideal range.

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible' despite Trump

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:55
Renewable energy will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration.

To Improve Your Sense of Direction, Lose the Technology

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:25
For the directionally challenged, traveling can be a frustrating, time-wasting ordeal. But there are steps you can take to improve your sense of direction.

Giant Sequoia ‘Tunnel Tree’ in California Is Toppled by Storm

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:35
The Pioneer Cabin tree was hollowed out in the 1880s, and cars once drove through its ancient trunk.

Trilobites: Looking at Your Home Planet from Mars

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:07
The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.

Mother-baby bonding insight revealed

BBC Science - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 08:00
Scientists say mothers hold babies on the left to help in bonding - and this is not unique to humans.
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