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Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

NYT Science - 2 hours 25 min ago
In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

BBC Science - 4 hours 19 min ago
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise

NYT Science - 4 hours 23 min ago
From a burial site in Cameroon, archaeologists recovered human genetic material dating as far back as 8,000 years.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

BBC Science - 4 hours 34 min ago
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

NYT Science - 6 hours 31 min ago
The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

NYT Science - 6 hours 51 min ago
Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

BBC Science - 8 hours 10 min ago
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Bumblebee Vomit: Scientists Are No Longer Ignoring It

NYT Science - 9 hours 7 min ago
Regurgitation is an important consideration when it comes to the process of pollination.

As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

NYT Science - 9 hours 50 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

NYT Science - 14 hours 31 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue

NYT Science - 15 hours 1 min ago
The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.

China Warns Holiday Travel Surge Could Spread Deadly Coronavirus

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 23:16
A senior health official also said that the virus could mutate, which would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:02
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:41
The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:24
A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:31
President Trump and Greta Thunberg dominated the first full day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss Alps.

First Wuhan Coronavirus Patient Identified in the United States

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:57
A person in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. The outbreak began at a market in China and now has spread to at least four other countries.

The Test a Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses to China’s Leadership

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:48
The new virus has killed at least six and infected nearly 300 people in China, with confirmed cases in Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. An expert says it can be transmitted by humans.

Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact Found in Australia

NYT Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:48
The cataclysm, which occurred roughly 2.2 billion years ago, might have catapulted the planet out of an ice age.


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