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World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

BBC Science - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 06:12
Bacteria are now resistant to drugs of last resort meaning the world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", warn scientists.

Explorer: An Unlikely Tourist Attraction in Poland: Storks

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 04:00
Following the trail of white storks through northeast Poland, where almost three-quarters of them live, offers an opportunity to explore the area’s history, wildlife and landscapes.

Observatory: How Gourds Survived When Even Mastadons Went Extinct

NY Times Science - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 03:00
The wild ancestors of pumpkins, gourds and squash may have found safe haven in the cleared lands of ancient humans.

VIDEO: Tasmanian devils reintroduced to wild

BBC Science - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 00:50
A group of Tasmanian Devils are being reintroduced to their natural habitat in Tasmania as part of a plan designed to save the carnivorous marsupials from a cancer threatening them with extinction.

World Briefing: U.S. and Cuba Sign Environmental Pact

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 19:56
The United States and Cuba signed an agreement to protect the vast array of fish and corals they share as countries separated by just 90 miles.

Neon pony paint 'could save hundreds'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:42
Reflective paint, which could "save hundreds" of Dartmoor's livestock from being killed by vehicles, is put on ponies after an initial trial is deemed a success.

Big ice melt scenarios 'not plausible'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:36
Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.

Pesticide exposure 'harms pollination'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:59
Bees exposed to widely-used nicotine-like pesticides are not as good at pollinating crops, according to a study.

UK's coal plants to close by 2025

BBC Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 05:10
The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025, energy secretary Amber Rudd proposes.

Observatory: In Some Birds, Love Trumps Hunger Pains

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 04:29
Instead of foraging elsewhere, some birds stand by while a mate feasts, researchers find.

Lethal amphibian disease killed off

BBC Science - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 02:15
For the first time, researchers eliminate a devastating amphibian fungal disease in a population of toads.

Joel Elkes, Who Cast Light on Brain Chemistry and Behavior, Dies at 101

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 20:07
Dr. Elkes, a foundational figure in the study of psychosis, published the first scientific trial of a medication for schizophrenia as he explored the chemical underpinnings of being human.

Bees and pesticides 'missing link'

BBC Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:17
A new study sheds light on unanswered questions about the risks of pesticides to bees.

Senate Votes to Block Obama’s Climate Change Rules

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:11
The resolution, aimed at E.P.A. rules on coal-fired power plants, might make it harder for the president to negotiate a climate change accord in Paris in two weeks.

Guinea, Last Nation With Ebola, May Soon Be Declared Free of Virus

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 17:04
A 3-week-old girl now recovering could be the final patient in an epidemic that killed more than 11,300 people, overwhelmingly in West Africa.

Promoting Environmental Awareness Among Practicing Hindus

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 16:25
Sadhana, an organization based in New York, cleans Jamaica Bay beaches of flotsam resulting from a religious ritual.

Robert Califf, F.D.A. Nominee, Queried on Industry Ties

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 13:02
Senators questioned Dr. Califf, a cardiologist whose consulting work for the pharmaceutical industry has raised questions among some public health groups.

Brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

BBC Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 09:41
Scientists say a particular fold at the front of the brain tends to be shorter in those schizophrenia patients who experience hallucinations.

Observatory: Billions of People Depend on Water From Shrinking Snowpacks

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 08:47
Drainage basins fed by rain and snow are declining in many parts of the world, researchers report.

Early Prostate Cancer Cases Fall Along With Screening

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 08:14
The declines “could have significant public health implications,” one study said, and almost certainly result from a panel’s recommendation against the hotly debated test.

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