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Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘Gut Punch’ to the Middle Class

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:24
The tax deduction on medical expenses helps millions of Americans cope with high health care costs. The Republican tax proposal would eliminate it.

Trilobites: The Circadian Clock in Your Nose

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:57
Adolescents’ sense of smell worked best during evening hours, a pattern that may be rooted in human evolution.

Blue Planet II: Eel suffers toxic shock in underwater lake

BBC Science - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:35
Re-live the talked-about moment when an eel suffers the consequences of diving into a brine pool for food.

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

BBC Science - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:00
Hassan was born with skin so delicate it would tear and blister

Sheep 'trained to recognise celebrities' in Cambridge University study

BBC Science - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:56
The animals have demonstrated the ability to recognise familiar human faces, according to a study.

Sewing for Nasa

BBC Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:09
From the Apollo spacesuits to the Mars rovers, women behind the scenes have stitched vital spaceflight components.

Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:51
Syria announced Tuesday it would sign the Paris agreement. Now the United States stands alone among nations on climate change.

The dog that orbited the Earth

BBC Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:59
The first living creature to be sent into orbit around the Earth was a Soviet stray dog called Laika. She was a pioneer of the space race.

Sheep 'can recognise human faces'

BBC Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:58
University researchers trained sheep to recognise famous people, including Barack Obama and Fiona Bruce.

Paris climate accord: Syria to sign up, isolating US

BBC Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:08
The move will leave the US as the only country now outside or opposed to the climate deal.

Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:26
Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, but moving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.

A Grecian Artifact Evokes Tales From the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:55
An engraved stone with a finely detailed battle scene was found in the grave of a warrior buried about 1450 B.C.

Trilobites: A Very Good Dog Hunts Very Bad Ants

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:29
Tobias the Labrador retriever has been trained to sniff out invasive Argentine ants wherever they hide, which could help preserve fragile ecosystems.

Wolves Beat Dogs in Teamwork Test

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:30
In a widely used behavioral experiment that requires teamwork, wolves showed up dogs.

Fossil of 'our earliest ancestors' found in Dorset

BBC Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:28
Teeth of the oldest mammals related to humans have been discovered on the Jurassic coast of Dorset.

Endangered apes saved from pet trade

BBC Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:57
Rescued pet apes in Indonesia are being returned to the wild, but traders are still "flouting the law".

Gibbons rescued from pet trade have baby in the wild

BBC Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:10
A gibbon is the first of its species born in the wild to parents rescued from the illegal pet trade.

Human-elephant conflict destroying lives in India

BBC Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:36
Elephants are looking for food in villages in India's forests, with deadly consequences.

Trilobites: After the Dinosaurs’ Demise, Many Mammals Seized the Day

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:53
The first mammals active during both day and night emerged 65.8 million years ago, a study found, just 200,000 years after the event that made dinosaurs go extinct.

Trilobites: The Cool Beginnings of a Volcano’s Supereruption

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:31
The eruption that caused California’s Long Valley Caldera to form likely started with magma that was chilled to a solid.
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