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How the mouse came to live alongside humans

BBC Science - 1 hour 53 min ago
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

NYT Science - 2 hours 21 min ago
Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trilobites: They Mixed Science, Art and Costume Parties to Reveal Mysteries of the Sea

NYT Science - 4 hours 34 min ago
The expeditions of William Beebe and his coed Department of Tropical Research are remembered at an upcoming show at The Drawing Center in New York.

A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

NYT Science - 4 hours 39 min ago
If a fusion experiment in France succeeds, it could shape the power plants of the future and contribute greatly to reducing planet-warming emissions.

Essay: Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us

NYT Science - 7 hours 5 min ago
A naturalist in England found the early-blooming plant had moved up its schedule by nearly two months — a foreboding sign of a warming climate.

Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot

NYT Science - 7 hours 24 min ago
Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.

Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

NYT Science - 8 hours 13 min ago
Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.

Take a Number: A 7.4 Quake in Southern California? A Long Fault Could Make It Likelier

NYT Science - 10 hours 50 min ago
The Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault, extending from San Diego to Los Angeles, could rupture along its entire length, scientists have found.

ScienceTake: Wonders of a Marine National Monument

NYT Science - 14 hours 45 min ago
A research cruise in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument produced video of alien-looking deep sea life.

Wonders of the Deep

NYT Science - 14 hours 46 min ago
The research vehicle Okeanos Explorer is collecting video and data from the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

BBC Science - 17 hours 5 min ago
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

BBC Science - 18 hours 9 min ago
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Editorials: The Trump Administration’s War on Science

NYT Science - 18 hours 58 min ago
Mr. Trump’s inaugural budget blueprint is a narrow-minded document that sacrifices American innovation to small-bore politics.

Testing for 'defectives'

BBC Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

BBC Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

Bolzano Journal: Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

NYT Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 08:11
Using a wealth of new scientific information, a seasoned homicide detective has developed a theory in a death 5,300 years ago.

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

BBC Science - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:24
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

BBC Science - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 04:09
Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

Cardboard cribs

BBC Science - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:29
What evidence is there that Finland's famous baby boxes actually reduce infant mortality rates?

Trilobites: Waking From Hibernation, the Hard Work of Spring Begins

NYT Science - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:38
Emerging from the torpor of winter means a busy spring for these bears, bees, bats and squirrels.


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