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Leaders Roll Up Sleeves on Climate, but Experts Say Plans Don’t Pack a Wallop

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:52
Unless countries develop more ambitious plans, they say, the world could suffer profound consequences, including debilitating heat waves, food shortages and fast-rising seas.

On Technology : What Chatbots Reveal About Our Own Shortcomings

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:00
Silicon Valley has fallen in love with A.I. assistants, but so far they’re hardly impressive. Is it the industry’s fault, or is it ours?

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: AstroTurf

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:00
It remains an object strangely out of time, like a souvenir from an era when the domestic aesthetic was all ersatz nostalgia.

Vancouver Prescriptions for Addicts Gain Attention as Heroin and Opioid Use Rises

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 02:00
Treatment known as heroin maintenance has helped keep users out of jail and away from emergency rooms, but concerns about drug abuse stymie such programs in the United States.

Trilobites: Some Meteorites Are Million-Dollar Finds, Others Are ‘Meteorwrongs’

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:36
A meteorite found in Russia fetched a big price at auction, but most “space rocks” turn out to be just rocks.

Chameleon's tongue gives up secrets

BBC Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:28
Scientists build a mathematical model that explains the secrets of the chameleon's extraordinary tongue.

LHC can be 'biggest rain meter'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:53
The LHC is not just the world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter.

Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:45
Phylos Bioscience is unveiling a marijuana guide called Galaxy, offering people a way to see how Sweet Island Skunk might be related to Humboldt OG.

Misconceptions: Fancy Juice Doesn’t Cleanse the Body of Toxins

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 08:41
There is no scientific basis to support undergoing juice detoxification or colon cleanses, as trendy as they may be.

Misconceptions: Fancy Juice Doesn’t Cleanse the Body of Toxins

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 07:11
There is no scientific basis to support undergoing juice detoxification or colon cleanses, as trendy as they may be.

Wash Your Hands. No, Like This.

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 03:37
Scientists say that a common technique for applying hand sanitizer, one recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is inferior to an alternative method with twice as many steps.

Concern over Brexit impact on science

BBC Science - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 02:55
The UK science community draws vital benefits from EU membership and could lose influence in the event of an exit, says a House of Lords report.

Scientists sniff out vehicle emissions

BBC Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:03
Heidelberg researchers are following vehicles through city streets, sampling their exhaust plumes to get a real-world perspective on emissions.

Volcano implicated in Maya upheaval

BBC Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:01
Scientists think they can now tie the disruption that hit Maya civilisation in the 6th Century to an eruption of the El Chichon volcano.

White Americans Are Dying Younger as Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rises

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:05
In contrast, life expectancy for blacks rose to 75.6 years in 2014, continuing a trend, and the average life span for Hispanics jumped to 81.8.

VIDEO: Baboons 'form orderly queues'

BBC Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:02
Baboons form a queue and wait their turn for access to a patch of food, according to researchers.

VIDEO: When will China get to Mars?

BBC Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 15:17
China is due to announce more details about a mission to Mars.

2016 Already Shows Record Global Temperatures

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 08:00
A report shows that it has been the hottest year to date, thanks to both climate change and El Niño.

Economic Scene: Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:57
Liberal resistance to nuclear power plants, which emit virtually no greenhouse gases, could be damaging in the effort to combat climate change.

Scientists set eyes on ice moon Europa

BBC Science - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:32
European scientists are meeting in Paris to consider their best option for exploring Europa, the moon of Jupiter widely regarded as the most likely place beyond Earth to support microbial life.
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