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Nobel Prize for anti-parasite drugs

BBC Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 04:37
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.

The New Health Care: Health Benefits of Tea? Here’s What the Evidence Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 03:50
It appears to be a reasonable addition to a healthful diet, with few harms and the possibility of benefits.

A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 03:15
In a shift in policy toward endangered species, conservation interests are working with those of government and business on wider-ranging plans.

ScienceTake: Science Filmmaking to Test Ape Memory

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 03:00
For the purposes of testing ape memory, two scientists wrote, directed and starred in two short videos made for viewing by chimpanzees and bonobos

Q&A: Some Canada Geese Are Losing Migratory Instincts

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 03:00
Year-round populations of the birds are establishing themselves in areas far south of their original territories.

VIDEO: Plastic bag charge: Environmental impact

BBC Science - Mon, 10/05/2015 - 01:09
Many shoppers in England will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags from Monday in a bid to slash the 7.6 billion handed out every year.

Mammal species outlived the dinosaurs

BBC Science - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:11
Scientists have discovered a species of ancient mammal that survived the event that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Eye Treatment Closes In on Being First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 21:00
Spark Therapeutics said the treatment had allowed people with certain so-called inherited retinal dystrophies to maneuver in dimmer light than they could before.

The greenest island in the world?

BBC Science - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 19:15
The island hoping to become the greenest in the world

VIDEO: How plastic may end up in your food

BBC Science - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 16:13
Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory explains how plastics in the marine environment get into the food chain.

Valeant’s Drug Price Strategy Enriches It, but Infuriates Patients and Lawmakers

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:00
A pharmaceutical company buys old drugs and increases the price multifold, a profitable business model that is drawing anger and making the traditional drug industry nervous.

Conflict and survival: Biology photo award

BBC Science - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 18:29
Photos shortlisted for Royal Society of Biology prize

Trade Negotiations Stall Over Drugs and Dairy, Extending Talks Another Day

NY Times Science - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 16:50
Negotiators failed to reach an agreement over commercial protections for drug companies, leaving trade ministers to settle for a final round of talks on Sunday.

VIDEO: Farmers find woolly mammoth skeleton

BBC Science - Sat, 10/03/2015 - 12:58
Farmers in Michigan uncover a woolly mammoth skeleton in a soybean field.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Folly of Big Science Awards

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 18:34
Prizes honor the scientists who are usually in the least need of funding and recognition.

As Hurricane Joaquin Swirls Away, 2nd Storm Follows

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 17:17
Much of the Mid-Atlantic and South prepared for a weekend of pouring rain and flooding as another weather system threatened at least six states.

Italian Lab Battles ‘Not to Lose the Dead’ From Migrant Ships

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:36
Since 2014, a laboratory at the University of Milan has been working to give names to those hundreds of unidentified migrants who have drowned at sea.

Under a Farmer’s Field: A Woolly Mammoth in Michigan

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:41
A farmer discovered the butchered remains of a woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.

Supernova 'stream' in lab's sights

BBC Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:31
A global collaboration will aim to unravel the mysteries of neutrinos - also known as "ghost particles".

Dartmoor ponies painted 'to cut deaths'

BBC Science - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 07:44
Ponies on Dartmoor are to have reflective paint put on them in a scheme that aims to cut the number being killed by vehicles.
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