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Zika Cases in Puerto Rico Are Skyrocketing

NYT Science - 1 hour 55 min ago
Thousands of islanders — and up to 50 pregnant women — are getting infected every day with the mosquito-borne virus.

John Kerr, Chronicler of Freud-Jung Rift, Is Dead at 66

NYT Science - 4 hours 55 min ago
Mr. Kerr wrote a book about the theorists’ feud, which became the basis for a play and a movie, and edited books written by psychologists.

Is Hypnosis All in Your Head? Brain Scans Suggest Otherwise

NYT Science - 8 hours 59 min ago
A study at Stanford found that the “trance” people fall into is a neurophysiological state, not the result of a subject’s expectations.

May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable

BBC Science - 11 hours 14 min ago
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

NYT Science - 12 hours 4 min ago
New drugs and methods of altering a patient’s own immune cells are helping some cancer patients — but not all — even when standard treatments fail.

What Is Immunotherapy? The Basics on These Cancer Treatments

NYT Science - 12 hours 6 min ago
Some of the most promising advances in cancer involve these treatments. Here are answers to some basic questions about this rapidly evolving field.

Lettuce towers and office block farms - is this the future?

BBC Science - 15 hours 53 min ago
Towers of lettuce and pak choi, or a three-storey farm in an office building - could this be the future of farming?

Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:05
The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.

New Yorkers flock to foul flower

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 18:13
A rare, and extremely pungent. 'corpse flower' has bloomed in New York Botanical Garden.

Drop in little terns numbers concerns RSPB

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 16:19
The RSPB is concerned after the number of little terns nesting in the UK's biggest colony dropped by almost half.

Plastic bag use plummets in England

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 16:11
Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p levy on them was introduced, government data suggests.

Heavy lifting

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:51
Andy Green looks at the logistics involved in getting the Bloodhound supersonic car to South Africa next year so that it can begin its assault on the world land speed record.

Hypnosis May Put You in a ‘Trance’ Because You Expect It

NYT Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:20
A study at Stanford showed the “trance” people fall into is more a byproduct of a subject’s presumption rather than a neurophysiological state.

Trilobites: An Orangutan’s Mimicry Offers Clues to Language’s Origins

NYT Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:16
Rocky lives in the Indianapolis Zoo and can accurately copy the pitch and tone of human sounds, researchers found.

Zika Cases in Florida Were Likely Spread by Mosquitoes, a First in the Continental U.S.

NYT Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 09:59
The four cases, in Miami-Dade County, are believed to be the first instances of Zika’s spread that were not contracted through travel abroad or sex with an infected partner.

Lava pictures from 'smiling' Hawaiian Kilauea volcano eruption

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:21
The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has erupted, however the volcano appears to be "smiling"

Seattle, With Its Needle, Is Turning Into a Space Center

NYT Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 03:01
Commercial aerospace start-ups are attracting access to investors with deep pockets and an abundance of software talent.

Civic pride 'can help sustain urban biodiversity'

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:44
The establishment of community gardens in inner city areas can boost social and ecological wellbeing, suggest researchers.

Large Abelisaurus Dinosaur dinosaur footprint found in Bolivia

BBC Science - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:12
One of the largest ever dinosaur footprints has been found in Bolivia, of the Abelisaurus dinosaur

F.D.A. Says 2 Florida Counties With Zika Cases Should Suspend Blood Donations

NYT Science - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 17:52
Four cases that may be the first in the mainland U.S. spread by mosquitoes prompt a request for caution.

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