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Unapologetic, Christie Frees Nurse From Ebola Quarantine

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:35
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients, was released on Monday, her lawyer said, but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey defended the way she had been treated.

Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:07
Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.

Insects: Fruit Flies Pass Mating Test With Flying Colors

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:47
Bright colors appear on the wings of male fruit flies when held against a dark background, a characteristic that female fruit flies use to decide whom to mate with, researchers say.

Swan numbers show 'alarming crash'

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:38
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.

Q&A: Vitiligo and Vision

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:38
Vitiligo is mainly a skin disorder, but can it also harm my eyesight?

The Scan: A Mathematical Thriller and an Exhibition of What Could Go Wrong

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:06
Upcoming events include a thriller about a British mathematician, an exhibition on the science of natural disasters and a musical about the many worlds of the physicist Hugh Everett III.

ScienceTake: Tracking Sea Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:48
With the help of devices that weigh less than two-hundredths of an ounce, scientists got the first detailed records of the movements of newly hatched loggerhead turtles.

'Tree of the Year' shortlist issued

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:29
The 10 trees to make the final of England's "Tree of the Year" competition are announced.

Bloodhound Diary: Putting it all together

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 01:42
Into the assembly of the world's fastest car

Profiles in Science: The Malaria Fighter

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 22:47
Although he does nothing to court publicity, many call Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer one of the most effective leaders in public health.

The Flu, TB and Now Ebola: A Rare Legal Remedy Returns

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 19:00
The quarantine by New Jersey of medical workers returning from Ebola-afflicted areas of West Africa is virtually without precedent in the modern history of the United States, experts said on Sunday.

Nurse Who Spoke Out About Quarantine Felt a Calling for Health Care, Friends Say

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 18:35
Kaci Hickox, the nurse quarantined in New Jersey after working with Ebola patients in Africa, wasn’t going to speak to the media. But then frustration at the quarantine policy boiled over.

Under Pressure, Cuomo Says Ebola Quarantines Can Be Spent at Home

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 18:16
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said that people quarantined in New York who do not show symptoms of the disease would be allowed to remain at home.

Eyeball link to Alzheimer's studied

BBC Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:20
A new £1.1m study led from Dundee University is to investigate whether eye tests can provide an "early warning" of Alzheimer's disease.

Australia green firms hit by cut

BBC Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 17:04
Australia's green energy firms hit by target cuts

Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 16:37
The encyclopedia’s main Ebola article has had 17 million page views in the last month, rivaling pages from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As Ebola Spreads, Asia Senses Vulnerability

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 14:51
Senior officials in China and India have been scrambling to prepare their countries' medical systems to cope with possible cases.

Paper test can detect Ebola strains

BBC Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:51
DNA-programmed blotting paper could soon be giving doctors a simple disease test that will reveal an infection in 30 minutes for just a few pence.

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:34
A small study shows that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose as they age.

Governors of New York and New Jersey Defend Ebola Quarantine

NY Times Science - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 09:25
Concerns are being raised about the potential chilling effect of a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

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