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Trilobites: Open Wide: Deep-Sea Fishes That Are Built to Eat Big

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:47
Food can be scarce in the unusual parts of the ocean where barbeled dragonfish live. Fortunately, they have an unusual joint to help compensate.

Hormone Blockers Can Prolong Life if Prostate Cancer Recurs

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:11
Men whose prostate cancer recurs after surgery are more likely to survive if, along with the usual radiation, they take drugs to block male hormones.

‘Listen to Evidence’: March for Science Plans Washington Rally on Earth Day

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:06
Hoping to mirror the success of the women’s march on Washington last month, the March for Science campaign is planning a demonstration in the capital on Earth Day, April 22.

New UK science body appoints chief

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:26
Prof Sir Mark Walport has been appointed to head Britain's newly created science funding organisation.

Quantum computer 'construction plan' drawn up

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:13
Physicists have drawn up construction plans for a large-scale quantum computer.

Trilobites: Finding the Speed of Evolution in a Study of Bird Beaks

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:49
Much of the variety in the bills of today’s birds evolved long ago, very quickly, a study found, yet bill evolution didn’t slow down over time.

Drilling into heart of Iceland volcano complete

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:23
Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into a volcano than ever before, reaching a depth of 4,659m.

How birds of a feather evolved together

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:01
Research shows how birds acquired beaks of all shapes and sizes over millions of years of evolution.

Taveuni Island Journal: A Rare Pacific Islander Captivates Its Neighborhood

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:58
Tagimoucia, a crimson and white flower, grows mainly on a single mountain ridge in Fiji. It has a magical significance to Fijians.

Indian children died after 'eating lychees on empty stomach'

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:57
Hundreds of children died due to eating the fruit on an empty stomach, research says.

Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 08:01
Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

£1m Queen Elizabeth Prize: Digital camera tech lauded

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 05:27
The inventors of digital camera technology win the highest international prize for engineering.

New 'super yield' GM wheat trial gets go-ahead

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 02:49
A new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will be planted this spring after the UK government gave the final go-ahead.

Rare 'lava firehose' from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

BBC Science - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 00:55
Dramatic footage shows the unusual phenomenon as lava flows through a crack in a sea cliff.

Australian scientists use soybean oil to create graphene

BBC Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:30
Australian researchers say their discovery could significantly lower the material's cost to produce.

Australia sharks: Campaigners call for end to nets

BBC Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 18:28
Conservationists say the nets are killing too many dolphins and turtles.

'Tuberculosis-resistant' cattle developed in China

BBC Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 17:05
Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis.

What to Make of Those Animal-Welfare Labels on Meat and Eggs

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:11
They are meant to assure shoppers that animals have been treated humanely, but they can confuse or even mislead.

Meet the ex-policeman who saves seahorses

BBC Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 09:14
Paul Ferber, an ex-British policeman who lives on Koh Seh in the Gulf of Thailand, tells World Service how he catches illegal fishermen plundering Cambodia's ecosystem.

Dangerous Fruit: Mystery of Deadly Outbreaks in India Is Solved

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 08:01
Researchers had suspected that heat stroke, infections or pesticides were behind a disease that killed about 40 percent of children affected, but it seems lychees were to blame.
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