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Spread of human disease from animals mapped

BBC Science - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:19
Scientists say they have developed a better way to predict how diseases such as Lassa fever jump from animals to humans.

Would Brexit compromise the future of UK science?

BBC Science - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:58
Leading scientists have been particularly vocal in arguing against the UK leaving the European Union. But how would Brexit really affect UK science, asks Tom Feilden.

What Dead Pigs Can’t Teach Us About ‘C.S.I.’

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:29
Forensic experts have long used decomposing pigs as proxies for humans in estimating when someone died. But a study found pigs make poor stand-ins.

ScienceTake: Video From a Polar Bear’s Point of View

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:00
Collar-mounted cameras have produced glimpses of a polar bear’s life, giving researchers a picture of their activities and energy use.

Recording What Polar Bears Do

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 03:00
Scientists observe polar bears’ behavior in their natural environment by fitting them with collars that have cameras.

What in the World: A Chinese Delicacy Straight From the Swiftlet’s Mouth

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 18:51
Bird’s nest soup, including bird saliva, is supposed to improve the immune system, skin and sex drive. The demand means trouble for the birds themselves.

Doctor’s Plan for Full-Body Transplants Raises Doubts Even in Daring China

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 15:28
Patients suffering from paralysis and muscular wasting diseases are enthusiastic, but medical experts say the idea is “at best premature and at worst reckless.”

Solar Impulse flies over night-time New York

BBC Science - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 01:05
A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Nobel prize winners warn leaving EU poses 'risk' to science

BBC Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 19:01
A group of 13 Nobel prize-winning scientists warn leaving the EU poses a "key risk" to British science.

N.Y.C. Nature: Studying the Tiger Swallowtail, a Familiar Sight Flitting in the City

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 15:17
These butterflies are not shy, and with a little practice, observers can learn the basics of how they communicate.

Extraterrestrial honour for UK astronaut Tim Peake

BBC Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:30
Astronaut Tim Peake is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Lab Worker in Pittsburgh Is Accidentally Infected With Zika Virus

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 13:36
Health officials said the researcher at the University of Pittsburgh struck herself with a needle, in what appeared to be the first-known such case.

Gray Matter: Yes, There Have Been Aliens

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 13:00
They may not exist now. But new discoveries imply that they once did.

Officials Preparing for Zika Virus to Spread in the U.S.

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:59
No one has contracted Zika from a mosquito in the continental United States, but health experts expect it to happen, so they are drafting a plan.

Trilobites: Light Pollution Masks the Milky Way for a Third of the World’s Population

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:33
A new interactive atlas shows the global effects of artificial light on views of the stars from Earth.

Light pollution 'affects 80% of global population'

BBC Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:08
More than 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.

Quick Analysis Finds Effect of Climate Change in French Floods

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:43
Using data and computer simulations, researchers say warming temperatures increased the likelihood of a deluge like the one that affected Paris.

Diving Into Conservation at World Oceans Weekend

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:44
The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn will show that the city is more than an urban jungle. Activities will focus on sea life and the threat to ocean habitats.

Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

BBC Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:03
Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.

Learning to Speak for the Dead

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 02:00
A fellowship program in New York City, where 5,000 autopsies are performed yearly, has created a new generation of medical examiners across the country.
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