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Short Staff Tries to Cope With Ebola

NYT Science - 4 hours 30 min ago
As an outbreak worsened, a pay dispute with nurses left a short staff able to care primarily for just the sickest patients who had a chance of surviving.






Eggshells may act like 'sunblock'

BBC Science - 5 hours 21 min ago
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.

'Brain hub predicts negative events'

BBC Science - 5 hours 57 min ago
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.

Wide-eyed lemurs on the web

BBC Science - 6 hours 39 min ago
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online

The Scan: Into the Abyss, Music to Remember, Burning Man Planetarium, Intricate Insects

NYT Science - 7 hours 44 min ago
August events at the intersection of science and culture.






Observatory: Shipping Lanes Threaten Pacific Blue Whales

NYT Science - 7 hours 59 min ago
Two major feeding grounds for the huge mammals are bisected by the routes of ships near seaports in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Calif.

Observatory: Seals Surviving Climate Change Tend to Thrive

NYT Science - 8 hours 10 min ago
Antarctic fur seal populations are declining, and changing genetically.






When the Caregivers Need Healing

NYT Science - 8 hours 30 min ago
Just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among the parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Reactions: Watched While Sleeping, What We Don’t Know, Jealous Dogs

NYT Science - 9 hours 15 min ago
Letters to the editor and online comments.






First Person: The Great Giant Flea Hunt

NYT Science - 9 hours 27 min ago
The Pacific Northwest is a home to the mountain beaver, which is home to the elusive Hystrichopsylla schefferi.






Out of Wreckage, Lives Emerge

NYT Science - 10 hours 6 min ago
Reports give new details of not only the treasure discovered from the S.S. Central America, which sank more than 150 years ago, but also of the items that speak of the lives lost.






VIDEO: Dolphin filmed in the River Severn

BBC Science - 10 hours 51 min ago
Marine experts have said a dolphin spotted in the River Severn in Gloucestershire will make its own way back to the sea.

Well: Rustle, Tingle, Relax: The Compelling World of A.S.M.R.

NYT Science - 10 hours 54 min ago
Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.






How faces drive first impressions

BBC Science - 11 hours 14 min ago
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.

Discarded Museum Lives Again at Brown University

NYT Science - 11 hours 50 min ago
The work of the naturalist John Whipple Potter Jenks was thrown out and forgotten until a group of graduate students revived it, with an artist’s help, for a new exhibition.






A Tentacled Underwater Workhorse

NYT Science - 12 hours 38 min ago
A new breed of robots with sinewy arms, a powerful grip and the ability to work underwater, is almost here.






Q&A: Faking Death to Survive Another Day

NYT Science - 13 hours 48 min ago
Some species of fly are adapted to feign dropping dead as a way to avoid a threat, and several other insects and spiders also show this behavior.

Books: Book Review: ‘The Norm Chronicles’

NYT Science - 14 hours 8 min ago
“The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death” is a kinetic trip through the percentages of risk and the primacy of perceptions.






Dot Earth Blog: U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains

NYT Science - 15 hours 15 min ago
Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions.






Science Take: For Kangaroos, Tail Becomes a Fifth Leg

NYT Science - 16 hours 38 min ago
A study shows that when kangaroos feed, they use a slower, walking motion that relies on the tail to exert force.






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