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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

BBC Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:08
Narwhals show a "costly" response to threats, raising concerns over how they will respond to increased human contact.

Matter: Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:32
In an experiment with science fiction implications, neurologists say they taught monkeys to play a game by stimulating their brains with electrodes.

US firm picks UK for weather satellites

BBC Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:36
Orbital Micro Systems' demonstration weather satellite should pave the way for a network in the sky.

Trilobites: You Should Think of Hummingbirds as Bees With Feathers

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:29
Scientists say it will be easier to understand hummingbirds in some cases if we use insights gained from the study of bees.

Being a Doctor Is Hard. It’s Harder for Women.

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:40
Female medical residents and physicians endure bias and a larger burden with home duties. They also face a greater risk of depression.

Researchers find 'oldest ever eye' in fossil

BBC Science - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 04:31
The remains of the extinct sea creature include an early form of the eye seen in many of today's animals.

Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 16:26
Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety standard.

Farthest monster black hole found

BBC Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:17
Astronomers discover the most distant "supermassive" black hole known to science.

A closer look at '3.67m-year-old' skeleton

BBC Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:20
It took 20 years to excavate, clean and put together Little Foot, found in caves north of Johannesburg.

Trilobites: This Duck-Like Dinosaur Could Swim. That Isn’t the Strangest Thing About it.

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:54
With a swan-like neck and flippers, this raptor’s hodgepodge of features left paleontologists working to confirm that this fossil was a fraud.

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:49
The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown

BBC Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:55
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Says Agency Scientists Are Free to Discuss Their Work

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:16
Mr. Pruitt was responding to concerns over the agency’s decision to bar two scientists and a consultant from presenting their research at a conference in October.

New Jersey Seeks Stricter Limit on Chemical in Drinking Water

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:16
A panel of scientists is recommending the nation’s most stringent limits on a class of chemicals found in drinking water that pose a threat to public health.

Trilobites: What Happens When You Microwave a Boiled Egg

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:20
Tasked with determining whether an exploding egg could damage a man’s hearing, acoustics experts learned more about the temperatures inside a microwaved yolk.

Trilobites: Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:43
The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.

Little Foot skeleton unveiled in South Africa

BBC Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:39
One of the oldest and most complete skeletons of our ancestors is unveiled in South Africa.

UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic

BBC Science - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:38
The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been signalled by UN environment ministers meeting in Kenya.

Trilobites: To See the Best Christmas Trees, You’ll Need Scuba Gear

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:43
Known as Christmas tree worms, these sea creatures’ bright fir-like cones can be spotted while diving around reefs in tropical waters.

UN commits to stop ocean plastic waste

BBC Science - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:53
Nations will resolve to end plastic pollution in our seas, but their agreement has no timetable.
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