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VIDEO: How do Monarch butterflies navigate?

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:11
Scientists in the United States say they have solved one of nature's great navigation mysteries, how Monarch butterflies migrate all the way from Canada to Mexico.

Health Officials Split Over Advice on Pregnancy in Zika Areas

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:09
Some experts say avoiding conception is the only sure way to prevent deformed babies; others say the government should not tell women what to do with their bodies.

Dr. Peter J. Jannetta, Pioneering Neurosurgeon on Facial Pain, Dies at 84

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:06
Dr. Jannetta, a specialist in cranial nerve disorders, developed a microsurgery procedure to relieve facial pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia.

New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:23
An analysis of handwriting on ancient pottery suggests that literacy may have been more widespread than previously known in the Holy Land around 600 B.C.

Trilobites: On the Hunt for Tasty Morel Mushrooms

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:27
Fungiphiles rejoice. It’s morel mushroom season in much of the United States, meaning it’s time to hunt down these tasty treasures.

Butterfly migration mystery solved

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:23
Scientists solve the navigation mystery of one of nature's most famous journeys - the migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico.

It’s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:22
Medical experts reclassified as noncancerous a specific kind of thyroid tumor, sparing some patients aggressive treatments.

Trilobites: Uncovering a Deep-Sea Swarm of Zombie Crabs

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:03
In the murky ocean depths, marine biologists witnessed what looks like a scene from ‘The Walking Dead’: A swarm of crabs marching like a zombie horde.

E-Cigarette Use by U.S. Teenagers Rose Last Year, Report Says

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:34
Federal data of youths found that though more have reported using the devices, it does not appear that they have acted as bridges to traditional cigarettes.

U.S. Issues New Rules on Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:24
The regulations are aimed at preventing the kind of failures that caused the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and come amid a proposal for Arctic drilling.

Zika Virus Can Be Transmitted Through Anal Sex, C.D.C. Says

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:55
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described a case of sexual transmission of the virus between two men in Texas.

Chacha the Chimp Escapes Japanese Zoo, Then Takes a Fall

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 10:00
A video shows the capture of a chimpanzee two hours after he fled from a zoo in northern Japan.

Crabs Swarming on the Sea Floor

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:08
Thousands of red crabs swarmed the ocean floor off the coast of Panama.

Crabs Swarming on the Sea Floor

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:08
Thousands of red crabs swarmed the ocean floor off the coast of Panama.

Pressure on Exxon Over Climate Change Intensifies With New Documents

NY Times Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:30
The Center for International Environmental Law released evidence that the energy industry had the underlying knowledge of climate change 60 years ago.

Moose on the loose as Alaska warms

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 04:14
Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of the frozen tundra.

England's only golden eagle feared dead

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 02:39
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, Lake District wildlife chiefs say.

VIDEO: Schools plant seeds sent from space

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 01:05
Schools in the UK are to receive seeds that British astronaut Tim Peake has sent back from the International Space Station.

Bat-sound library tracks biodiversity

BBC Science - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 00:05
Scientists have put together the biggest known library of bat sounds in an effort to identify and conserve rare species in Mexico.

Space seeds on their way to schools

BBC Science - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 23:03
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space with British astronaut Tim Peake.
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