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Short Answers to Hard Questions About Antibiotic Resistance

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:03
A dangerous form of drug resistance has reached the United States, leaving us just one step away from infections that are completely untreatable.

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:55
Among many other contributions, Dr. Corkin’s work helped settle a debate about the function of the hippocampus in retrieving and reliving past experiences.

A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Energy Claims: Economic Reality

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:36
Energy policy experts who followed Mr. Trump’s proposals said that while some hewed to G.O.P. orthodoxy, others appeared implausible and ill-considered.

Another SpaceX Rocket Lands Successfully

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:42
A third SpaceX rocket made its successful return landing on a barge in the Atlantic after the delivery of a satellite.

Will Your Cellphone Give You Cancer?

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:29
Recent research has been interpreted as suggesting that cellphones cause cancer. But Gina Kolata explains that the overwhelming evidence suggests that there is no link between the devices and the disease.

NASA to Try Again to Inflate a Balloon-like Pod for the Space Station

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:12
After a failed attempt, NASA will again pump air into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or Beam, which will be a new room for astronauts.

Matter: Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:54
Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.

Study Linking Tumors in Rats to Cellphones Raises a Host of Questions

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:00
The study’s authors found that the type of radiation emitted by cellphones had a slightly higher risk of developing cancer, but there were many caveats to the conclusions.

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:58
“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.

Geologists re-visit giant Zion landslide

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:17
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:11
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Books: Review: ‘Pit Bull’ Traces Path From Fighter to Pet to Demon

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:01
An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters.

Curbs Are Lifted, but Water Issues Remain for California

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:00
After a relatively wet winter that eased fears of shortages, drier conditions may return to the state, both for the short and long term.

Trilobites: Celebrate Manhattanhenge This Memorial Day Weekend

NYT Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:00
The setting sun will align perfectly with the numbered streets that run east and west on the city’s grid on Sunday and Monday.

Australia removed from UN climate report

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:00
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

Bodies Given to N.Y.U. Ended Up in Mass Graves, Despite Donors’ Wishes

NYT Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:56
Cadavers at N.Y.U.’s medical school that were supposed to be cremated were buried in a potter’s field, in a practice the university admitted had gone on for years.

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:54
The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.

Infection Raises Specter of Superbugs Resistant to All Antibiotics

NYT Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:52
Military researchers identify a patient who was infected with bacteria that are resistant to the last line of defense against drug-resistant germs.

Reduction of Nuclear Arsenal Has Slowed Under Obama, Report Finds

NYT Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:40
As President Obama prepares to visit Hiroshima, Japan, a new census from the Pentagon details the administration’s efforts to dismantle warheads.

Lava Flows From Volcano in Hawaii

NYT Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:22
A river of lava streamed from the Kilauea volcano on Wednesday. According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the volcano became active on Tuesday.

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