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Brain Scans of Brazilian Babies Show Array of Zika Effects

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:43
The images show that the virus can inflict serious damage to many different parts of the fetal brain beyond microcephaly, the condition of unusually small heads.

Depression: A revolution in treatment?

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:43
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?

New Zika Cases Investigated in Florida

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 17:38
Officials announced a new case in Pinellas County, on the Gulf Coast, and confirmed four new cases near Miami, where the majority of local cases have been found.

Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:48
A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs demand.

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish wash up in New Jersey

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:15
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.

Trilobites: Bird Song Found to Somehow Protect Babies From High Temperatures

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:52
Their parents sing for Australian finches when they are about to hatch, and it somehow helps them thrive in high temperatures.

How to shave a mountain

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 08:29
Tourists gather in Transylvania to help with the traditional mountain hay harvest. BBC Gaelic Journalist Teàrlach Quinnell went with them.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 04:33
Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

BBC Science - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 03:23
Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.

Are you rubbish at recycling?

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:33
There has been a massive spike in the amount of recycling that gets rejected.

Trilobites: Ötzi the Iceman’s Patchwork Ensemble

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
A man who lived 5,300 years ago wore a mix-and-match wardrobe, including a bear fur hat, a sheepskin loincloth and a goat coat, DNA shows.

Trilobites: Seeing Through to a Mouse’s Nervous System

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
Neuroscientists have developed a way to turn mice into transparent images, allowing them to trace neurons from the brain to fingers and toes.

Trilobites: A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:31
A skull that had spent decades at the National Museum of Natural History belonged to a previously unknown species with a flexible neck.

Trilobites: Carving the Meat Before Meals, 250,000 Years Ago

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:22
In Jordan, researchers have found blades and hand axes with bits of rhinoceros and other animals on them, but aren’t sure whether the tools were used to kill.

July Heat: How Hot Was It in July? Hotter Than Ever.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:12
A string of global heat records continued last month. El Niño contributed to it, as did overall warming linked to greenhouse gas emissions.

New Clues in the Mystery of Women’s Lagging Life Expectancy

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:06
A new state-by-state study of the impact of economic and social environments on mortality found that where a woman live matters as much as who she is.

Got a Thyroid Tumor? Most Should Be Left Alone.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:34
A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine confirms what many cancer researchers have known — that an “epidemic” can be traced to overdiagnosis.

Trilobites: Some Turtles See Red Better Than You Do

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:15
A “red gene” that originated from dinosaurs gives some birds and turtles special color vision, allowing them to see differences in shades that aren’t detectable to humans.

Raw Data: The Known: Cancer Is Really, Really Old. The Unknown: How Common It Was.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:53
A fossilized bone tumor in South Africa is the oldest known case of cancer, researchers say. The extent of the disease so long ago remains elusive.
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