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Global Health: Turning the Tide Against Cholera

NY Times Science - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 17:28
Two centuries ago, a global pandemic rose from the swamps of Bangladesh. Now researchers there may have found the tools to stop it.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

BBC Science - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 06:16
More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

BBC Science - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 18:00
More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.

Bolivia begins fumigation against locust plague

BBC Science - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 17:23
Chemical spraying began in Santa Cruz department, the eastern grain region of the country.

Peter Mansfield, M.R.I. Pioneer and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 83

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 08:51
Dr. Mansfield’s discoveries enabled doctors to diagnose and examine injuries without exposing the patient to radiation or cutting open the body.

New Zealand whales: Frantic bid to save stranded mammals

BBC Science - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 06:39
The mass stranding of whales on a remote beach in New Zealand has taken a turn for the worse as 240 more arrived.

Trilobites: Long Before Making Enigmatic Earthworks, People Reshaped Brazil’s Rain Forest

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:08
New research finds that humans were sustainably managing the landscape, perhaps thousands of years before they were carving intricate geoglyphs into the earth.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Microbes, a Love Story

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:48
Are you attracted to her, or to the teeming community of microorganisms living in her gut?

New York 101: How New York City Gets Its Electricity

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 03:00
The sprawling, eccentric machine that first delivered power in Manhattan 135 years ago is undergoing a major transformation.

Karen Pence Picks a Cause, and Art Therapists Feel Angst

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 03:00
Some therapists were thrilled that the the wife of the vice president supports their field. Others worry that her husband’s politics hurt the very people they treat.

Hundreds of Pilot Whales Die After Beaching in New Zealand

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 22:10
Rescuers tried to send the whales back out to sea, but at least 250 died in what officials called one of the worst whale strandings in New Zealand’s history.

Trilobites: Lunar Eclipse and Green Comet Make for Busy Friday Night in the Sky

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:06
The casual skygazer shouldn’t expect much of a spectacle from the back-to-back penumbral lunar eclipse and passage of Comet 45P.

Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past'

BBC Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:42
A quarter of Europe's cricket and grasshopper species are being driven to extinction, say experts.

In an Age of Alternative Facts, Bill Nye’s New Show Brings Real Ones

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:33
The Science Guy is optimistic about his new talk show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” which will premiere April 21 on Netflix.

MRI pioneer and Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield dies

BBC Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:42
Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who left school at 15 and won the Nobel prize, dies aged 83.

Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:19
The generating capacity of the nation’s wind turbines surpassed that of hydroelectric dams last year for the first time. Here’s a look at wind’s rise.

Orphaned dik-dik raised by keepers

BBC Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 08:52
He's only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.

Dakota Access Pipeline: Construction completion under way

BBC Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 07:14
The Cheyenne River Sioux file a legal challenge asking a federal judge to stall the project.

'Dogs mirror owners' personalities'

BBC Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:56
Dogs mirror the personalities of their human companions, according to research.

Trilobites: What Makes a Woman a Good Dancer? Watch the Hips, a Study Says

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 06:11
Researchers found that big hip swings and asymmetric arm and thigh movements give the impression of being a better dancer.
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