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Trilobites: Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find Evidence

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 02:18
Archaeologists have found ancient starch grains pinpointing the Titicaca Basin of southern Peru as a hearth of early potato cultivation.

What in the World: A Breakthrough in C-Section History: Beatrice of Bourbon’s Survival in 1337

NY Times Science - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 02:00
Beatrice, the second wife (and second cousin) of the King of Bohemia, and her baby are believed to be the first mother and child to survive a cesarean section, new research has found.

Climate changing 'too fast' for species

BBC Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:43
A study of plants and animals suggests many will be unable to adapt quickly enough to survive predicted changes in rainfall and temperature.

James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 17:26
The new venture, the Flatiron Institute, will house programmers and scientists researching astrophysics, among other projects.

Spoils of war

BBC Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:30
Trump won 218 counties that voted for Obama in 2012. In Pennsylvania, supporters in one of these counties discuss their hopes for the next four years.

James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:47
The new venture, the Flatiron Institute, will house programmers and scientists researching astrophysics, among other projects.

Unsustainability Shutters Socially Responsible Luxury Brand Suno

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:54
After eight years, the label is folding, amid talk that it was unable to attract investors.

Environmental hotspot

BBC Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:56
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.

Trilobites: Your Phone Carries Chemical Clues About You, but There Are Limits to Using Them

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:22
Researchers could make inferences about people from the chemicals they left on their phones, but there could be problems with using them in criminal investigations and court cases.

Dodo skeleton sells for £280,000 at auction

BBC Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:14
A nearly complete dodo skeleton is sold at auction for £280,000.

NHS using Google technology to treat patients

BBC Science - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 01:52
A London NHS hospital trust has teamed up with tech giant Google to share patient data in the hope of saving lives.

Conservationists herald bag tax impact on beach rubbish

BBC Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:44
Charging for plastic bags has seen a 40% drop in the number found on beaches, say conservationists.

Council ponders workplace parking levy

BBC Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:20
Some councils are considering a levy on workplace car parking - but face strong opposition from businesses.

Exxon Mobil Accuses the Rockefellers of a Climate Conspiracy

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:33
The company, accused of scheming to deny the threat of climate change, has directed its fiercest return fire against the descendants of the company’s founder.

Trilobites: Mercury Is Shrinking, a ‘Great Valley’ Shows

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 13:19
The canyon is about the size of Montana and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and the planet’s cooling may have led to its formation.

Q&A: Explaining the Other Side of Autumn Leaves

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:36
As the leaves change color, one side gets the gloriously bright reds, yellows and oranges. The other? Not so much.

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

BBC Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:52
A new weather satellite that maps cloud "waves" could help pilots avoid turbulence.

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Science

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:34
We're not saying you can't talk about politics on Thanksgiving. But here are some conversation starters about science and medicine for your dinner table.

Philippines to Declare Marine Sanctuary in South China Sea

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:31
President Rodrigo Duterte has proposed a no-fishing zone within Scarborough Shoal, a reef that China also claims — a change that may have little effect.

Ginkgo 'living fossil' genome decoded

BBC Science - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 09:07
The genetic code that underpins the Ginkgo tree has been laid bare by a team of researchers led from China.
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