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Bronze Age skeleton found at dig

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:32
A 4,000 year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of a child, is unearthed by archaeologists at a dig in Wiltshire.

Paul Gebhard, Sex Researcher Who Worked With Kinsey, Dies at 98

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:18
Dr. Gebhard, who trained as an anthropologist, wrote the groundbreaking “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female” with Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey in 1953.









'Earth 2.0' found by Nasa telescope

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:40
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.

Observatory: Laying Eggs of Just the Right Hue

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:00
Female stink bugs assess the surface on which they are laying their eggs, and change the eggs’ color to match, a new study suggests.









The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:56
The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

Benefit of End-Stage Chemotherapy Is Questioned

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:48
The findings in a new study contradict guidelines for oncologists that recommend the treatment for stronger patients on the chance it can prolong and improve life.









Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:43
Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

Engineers create origami bridge

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:59
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones.

VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:27
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.

VIDEO: Rare wildcat kittens emerge from den

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:32
Three wildcat kittens bred at a wildlife park in Scotland emerge from their den for the first time since birth.

Income bars access to natural beauty

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:26
Families need an annual household income of at least £45,000 to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of their environment.

Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

BBC Science - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:01
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.

Daily H.I.V. Drug Regimen Is Effective in African Women, Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:44
A study found that 76 percent of young women in Cape Town, South Africa, who were assigned to take Truvada, a H.I.V.-prevention drug, were willing and able to take the pills daily.









Boa constrictors' lethal secret revealed

BBC Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:23
Scientists work out how boa constrictors kill their prey, busting the myth that the snakes suffocate their victims.

A Find in Britain: Quran Fragments Perhaps as Old as Islam

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:30
The pieces of the manuscript, which were found in the library of the University of Birmingham, are probably at least 1,370 years old, researchers say.









VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft blasts off for ISS

BBC Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:17
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three crew members to the International Space Station blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Disasters, Both Natural and Weather-Related, Displaced 19 Million in 2014

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:12
A report by the Norwegian Refugee Council said China, India and the Philippines suffered the most displacement from typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.









Better method for building with DNA

BBC Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:59
Scientists come up with an improved method for building tiny 3D structures out of strands of DNA.

Fracking impact on CO2 cuts 'a myth'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:28
New research suggests that the impact of fracking and shale gas in reducing US carbon emissions has been overstated.

MPs 'denied say' over solar cuts

BBC Science - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:20
MPs accuse the government of denying them a say over planned cuts to solar subsidies, with an announcement coming a day after the summer recess began.
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