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Grave records prehistoric warfare

BBC Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:56
A mass grave containing at least 26 skeletons is further evidence of the brutal conflict that appears to have beset central Europe 7,000 years ago.

First Mention: 1940: Electroshock Therapy

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:28
A new method of treating mental disorders was reported on July 6, 1940, by The New York Times, which chronicled its initial uses, decline and return.

The Butterfly, the Ant and the Oregano

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:27
The discovery of a hostile but symbiotic three-way relationship has led to the Large Blue butterfly’s comeback in Britain.

Scientists Find Evidence of Prehistoric Massacre in Europe

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:05
Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds.

Observatory: A Chinese Drought Weather Report Written on Cave Walls

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:58
The inscriptions inside Dayu Cave in the Qinling Mountains describe the effects of seven droughts between 1520 and 1920.

Global Health: A Mouthwash Rinse May Predict Throat Cancer Recurrence

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:28
A rinse may be able to predict the recurrence of a kind of throat cancer that is rapidly increasing in heterosexual men, according to a new study.

Q&A: The Multicolor Signals of Mucus

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:02
As an illness like a cold progresses, the color of mucus changes. But even green is normal.

Red Pandas Are Adorable and in Trouble

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:00
The red panda is loved but vulnerable to habitat loss and climate change.

Inmarsat finally gets a launch date

BBC Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 05:24
London-based Inmarsat sets a launch date for the third of its next-generation spacecraft, allowing it to complete its £1bn Global Xpress network - the UK's biggest commercial space venture.

Coaxing Children With Selective Mutism to Find Their Voices

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 03:00
The anxiety disorder affects roughly one in 140 children. Researchers are taking a different tack in treating it: intensive immersion programs.

Op-Ed Contributor: Robot Weapons: What’s the Harm?

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:21
The fear of unleashing “Terminator” robots is misplaced.

Colorado Spill Heightens Debate Over Future of Old Mines

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 18:04
The accident at the Gold King Mine also served as a reminder, some critics say, that the toxic demise could be repeated at any of thousands of abandoned mines around the country.

What makes a planet habitable?

BBC Science - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 16:43
Working out what is necessary for life

'Drinkable book' cleans murky water

BBC Science - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 15:11
Field trials show a so-called "drinkable book" can kill bacteria in drinking water, thanks to metal nanoparticles embedded in its pages.

VIDEO: Timelapse shows Northern Lights from space

BBC Science - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 02:39
Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly captures timelapse footage of Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, from the International Space Station.

VIDEO: The humble weather symbol 40 years on

BBC Science - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 01:11
Forty years since weather symbols were introduced to BBC forecasts, BBC Weather's John Hammond looks back at the evolution of how the corporation has presented the weather.

Wolves, Resurgent and Protected, Vex Swedish Farmers

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 15:32
With a wolf population that is resurgent and now protected, Sweden has a conflict that pits farmers and hunters against environmentalists and European officials, who object to culling the animals.

Richard S. Ross, Johns Hopkins Dean and Watergate Walk-On, Dies at 91

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 15:28
Dr. Ross pushed for broader education for prospective doctors and earlier helped assess Richard M. Nixon’s health during the Watergate investigation.

Bernard d’Espagnat, 93, Physicist, Dies; Sought Implications of Quantum Theory

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 15:17
Dr. d’Espagnat was one of a handful of scientists in the 1960s and ’70s who urged their colleagues to look into the deeper meaning of quantum mechanics.

EnChroma’s Accidental Spectacles Find Niche Among the Colorblind

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 12:20
An inventor of lenses invented to aid surgeons found that they could also help the colorblind, leading him to start a company that sells glasses.

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