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How to Stop Poaching and Protect Endangered Species? Forget the ‘Kingpins.’

NYT Science - 2 hours 21 min ago
Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

BBC Science - 5 hours 31 min ago
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Trial by Fire: Critics Demand That a Huge Sepsis Study Be Stopped

NYT Science - 6 hours 2 min ago
A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said.

Q&A: Among Monarch Butterflies, a New Generation Gap Every Year

NYT Science - 6 hours 8 min ago
The monarchs that must trek southward skip reproduction and live far longer than their forebears.

Giving Malaria a Deadline

NYT Science - 6 hours 28 min ago
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.

Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84

NYT Science - 11 hours 4 min ago
In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.

The New Health Care: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.

NYT Science - 12 hours 28 min ago
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.

Sexual Harassment Allegations Wipe a Name Off the Map

NYT Science - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:30
The geologist David Marchant was so renowned he had an Antarctic glacier named after him. The honor was stripped away after he was accused of sexual harassment in the field.

Tiny Device Is a ‘Huge Advance’ for Treatment of Severe Heart Failure

NYT Science - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:50
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.

Rare double-headed snake found in garden in Virginia

BBC Science - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 03:17
The rare copperhead was discovered in a garden in Virginia and is unlikely to survive in the wild.

Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital

BBC Science - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:44
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

BBC Science - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 01:48
A box of archives reveals the story of a pioneering 19th century gardener who blazed a trail for women.

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.

NYT Science - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 00:24
Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.

The couple helping hedgehogs back into the wild

BBC Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:19
Frank and Veronica Tett have been nursing hedgehogs back to health for the last 30 years.

Florence’s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Prompting Shutdown

NYT Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:25
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached, potentially spilling coal ash into the nearby Cape River.

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

BBC Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:49
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia

NYT Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:27
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii

BBC Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 07:14
A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.

Hayabusa-2: Japan hopes for historic asteroid landing

BBC Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:18
Officials believe the spaceship Hayabusa-2 has put rovers on an asteroid's surface, making history.

Restaurant Wants to Use Marijuana to Ease Lobsters’ Pain. Slow Your Roll, Maine Says.

NYT Science - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 04:01
The restaurant’s experiments have drawn publicity, regulatory pushback and scientific skepticism. Can lobsters get high? Do they feel pain?


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