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Beware the walruses

BBC Science - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:11
Paddling from Greenland to Scotland in a canoe is risky business.

Scientists develop dissolving battery

BBC Science - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:53
Researchers have developed a battery which self-destructs when dropped into water.

Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder.

NY Times Science - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 02:00
Researchers cite several reasons for the disparity, including evidence of racial bias and stereotyping. The lower level of treatment tends to lead to more disability.

U.S. Mortality Rate Declines, and Researchers Breathe a Sigh of Relief

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 21:01
The death rate, a key indicator of the health of a nation, was propelled to an increase last year in part because of drug overdoses.

One drug is 'new hope' for three killer infections

BBC Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 18:05
A single drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show..

Decline of fishing in Lake Tanganyika 'due to warming'

BBC Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:48
New research blames rising temperatures over the last century as the key cause of decline in Lake Tanganyika, one of the world's most important fisheries.

A Conversation With: A Brain Surgeon’s Legacy Through a Grandson’s Eyes

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:23
In a new book, Luke Dittrich looks at the relationship between Dr. William Scoville and a patient and finds a dark history of mental health experimentation.

Take a Number: Monkeys That Smile the Way We Do

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:20
A recent study shows that seven baby Japanese macaques spontaneously smiled a combined 58 times while they were sleeping.

Books: Review: ‘A Spirit of Charity’ Probes Struggle of Public Hospitals

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:18
The health care journalist Mike King examines the increasingly precarious state of the nation’s public hospitals, and the stinginess that threatens them.

Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:16
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Trilobites: The Science of Humming to Draw Snails From Their Shells

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:51
Sorry if we’re ruining a childhood memory, but research indicates you may not have had much to do with it.

Q&A: Those Poststorm Spectacular Sunsets, Explained

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:19
Contrary to popular belief, a polluted sky does not have an advantage in producing atmospheric colors.

DNA shows that horse's 'funny walk originated in York'

BBC Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 08:17
The speedy, almost comical horse step known as an ambling gait originated in England in the middle of the Ninth Century, scientists say.

Rare giant panda cub born at Vienna zoo - mother's fourth

BBC Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 05:29
Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.

As Peat Bogs Burn, a Climate Threat Rises

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 03:00
Warming temperatures can dry out northern peatlands, increasing the risk of fires that release thousands of years of stored carbon into the atmosphere.

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

BBC Science - Sun, 08/07/2016 - 00:39
China launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite, to establish a network serving large swathes of the world.

Applied Science: Ready to Snap at Work? Get in Touch With Your Inner Animal

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 08:20
Breathing and posture techniques can help you tame your hard-wired fight-or-flight response, alleviating anxiety and improving clarity and creativity.

Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel-Prize-Winning Chemist, Dies at 70

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 16:45
Dr. Zewail, a naturalized American citizen, was the first Arab to win a Nobel in any of the sciences, and he championed science in Egypt and the Middle East.

N.Y.C. Nature: Snowy Egrets, Once Fashion Victims, Always Elegant Predators

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:20
The birds’ population plummeted in the late 1880s as a result of plume-hunting, an inspiration for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. They are again common in summer.

Disappointment for LHC physicists

BBC Science - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:04
A physicist speaks to BBC2's Horizon programme as a tantalising discovery recedes into the background of data from the Large Hadron Collider.
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