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F.D.A. Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored E-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

NYT Science - 52 min 52 sec ago
The agency declined to prohibit sales of the popular vaping flavors, and will begin the process to outlaw menthol cigarettes.

Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

BBC Science - 4 hours 48 min ago
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.

What to Know About Getting a Flu Shot This Year, No Matter Who’s Paying

NYT Science - 7 hours 6 min ago
Flu season is here, and there are at least six types of vaccine to choose from. It’s worth studying the options to determine which is likely to protect you the most.

'Cut lamb and beef' to fight climate change

BBC Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:22
The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change, a report says.

Trilobites: Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

NYT Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:20
It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.

Dorothy Cheney, Who Studied Primates Up Close, Dies at 68

NYT Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:09
Her research with her husband, Robert Seyfarth, found that baboons and vervet monkeys had more complex social relationships than previously thought.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

BBC Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:35
The 31km-wide bowl under the ice sheet was punched out by an iron meteorite, scientists say.

Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

NYT Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00
A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.

Trilobites: Ancient Cycle of Italy’s Volcanic Giant Seems to End in a Large Eruption

NYT Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00
Campi Flegrei has been curiously eruption-free since 1538. New research unspooled 60,000 years of its history with an eye on what it will do in the future.

Naomi Breslau, Who Studied Post-Traumatic Stress, Dies at 86

NYT Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:27
She also investigated links between various disorders, like depression and smoking, and suggested that migraines could cause mental problems — and vice versa.

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

BBC Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:01
Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

'Conservation successes' bring hope for mountain gorilla

BBC Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:12
Mountain gorilla: Conservation efforts appear to be paying off for large, charismatic animals.

South Pole: Rock 'hotspot' causes ice sheet to sag

BBC Science - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 04:31
A large area of warm rock is melting the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet at the South Pole.

When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 23:30
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.

Trilobites: Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:00
The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.

Trilobites: Male Insect Fertility Plummets After Heat Waves

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:19
Researchers say that temperature’s effects on sperm production could be one factor behind the decline in the world’s insect populations.

Doctors Revolt After N.R.A. Tells Them to ‘Stay in Their Lane’ on Gun Policy

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:28
The uproar highlighted decades-old tension over an effective ban on federal research of the public health effects of gun violence.

Juul Takes Most E-Cigarette Flavors From Stores, Cuts Social Media

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:58
Juul will restrict sales of nearly all its flavored pods to online only, and stop most social media promotion to combat youth vaping — and satisfy the F.D.A.

Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health

NYT Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00
The Pacific nation hoped that hosting the APEC summit meeting would elevate its international profile, but a national health crisis threatens to overshadow it.

Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

BBC Science - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:00
A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

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