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The Debunker: Flawed Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Spreads False Alarm

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:50
Widespread reports of a big increase in advanced prostate cancer were based on a study whose methodology has been criticized.

Twycross Zoo begins great ape heart disease study

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:18
Twycross Zoo and the University of Nottingham are to look into why great apes are susceptible to heart disease.

Trilobites: How Mountains Obscured by Venus’s Clouds Reveal Themselves

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:13
Data from Europe’s Venus Express spacecraft has helped researchers better understand the hurricane-like winds that blast the second planet from the sun.

South Africa's great white sharks 'facing extinction'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:36
South Africa's great white shark population is heading for possible extinction‚ after a rapid decline in numbers, say researchers.

Trilobites: How Mountains Obscured by Venus’s Clouds Reveal Themselves

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:18
Data from Europe’s Venus Express spacecraft has helped researchers better understand the hurricane-like winds that blast the second planet from the sun.

June 2016 'hottest worldwide in modern history'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:11
June 2016 was the hottest June worldwide in modern history - marking the 14th month in a row that global temperature records have been broken

Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:11
One of the biggest craters on the Moon's surface was created by an asteroid more than 250km across, a study suggests.

Matter: Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 10:03
Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.

Trilobites: The Otherworldly Polka Dots of Spotted Lake

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:49
As British Columbia dries out every summer, most of Spotted Lake’s water evaporates, leaving hundreds of briny pools.

Spotted Lake in British Columbia

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:48
A video shot by a drone over Spotted Lake in August 2014.

On the Runway: Fashion That Gets Under the Skin

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:18
As we get more obsessed with celebrity and personalization, could DNA-infused clothes be the next big thing?

Scots offshore wind 'pretty much dead', former minister claims

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 08:36
A former UK energy minister claims the offshore wind industry in Scotland is "pretty much dead" after a legal challenge to four projects.

Wordplay Blog: U.S. Team Wins First Place at International Math Olympiad

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:06
The U.S. team has won the 2016 International Math Olympiad. Try two problems from this year’s test, moderated by U.S. Coach Po-Shen Loh.

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:01
Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.

UK lab animal numbers holding steady

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 05:55
New figures show that animal experiments in UK labs are continuing at an almost identical rate to recent years.

Zika Virus Case in Utah Baffles Health Officials

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 04:00
A “family contact“ of an infected man who died last month got the virus but has fully recovered.

Cuckoo migration 'now more perilous'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 00:06
Britain has lost more than 70 percent of its cuckoos in the last 25 years, but tiny tracking devices fitted to some of the birds may have solved the mystery of their decline.

Trilobites: Old Teeth Tell New Stories About People Who Didn’t Get Enough Sun

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:32
Researchers discovered a permanent record of vitamin D deficiency in old teeth that could provide insights on rickets and children’s health today.

Trilobites: New Dinosaur and T. Rex Were Brothers in Tiny Arms

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:00
Gualicho shinyae was found to have evolved its stubby arms independently, suggesting there was some evolutionary advantage to the small size.

Infrastructure 'still faces flood risk'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:00
Britain's roads, bridges, railways, hospitals, electricity, gas, water and internet remain at risk from floods, a government review will soon concede.
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