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These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

NYT Science - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:00
New research shows that hundreds of North American birds are at risk of major habitat disruption from climate change.

Israel cave bones: Early humans 'conserved food to eat later'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 02:49
Prehistoric humans had not previously been thought capable of such dietary planning.

Scientists Designed a Drug for Just One Patient. Her Name Is Mila.

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 15:18
An achievement in ultra-personalized medicine also raises questions about fairness and regulation.

What Was Kept in This Stone Age Meat Locker? Bone Marrow

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:36
In an Israeli cave, paleontologists unearthed what may be the earliest example of humans storing food for later consumption.

Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:30
FEMA's buyout money goes disproportionately to high-income counties, new research shows. The findings raise concerns about fairness and efficiency. 

UK fast food ‘linked to Brazilian forest fires’

BBC Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 06:39
Greenpeace asks fast-food chains to stop selling meat from animals fed on soya from Brazil.

Northern California braced for mega power cut

BBC Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 05:24
In a bid to stop wildfires, San Francisco Bay Area residents could be denied power for several days.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:29
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were recognized for research that has “laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society.”

Lithium-ion batteries take chemistry Nobel

BBC Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:50
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

California Makes H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs Available Without a Prescription

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
The state is the first in the nation to allow pharmacists to dispense PrEP and PEP, drugs that can prevent new H.I.V. infections, over the counter.

On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More.

NYT Science - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 02:00
No presidential candidate has Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s experience in the trenches of the climate wars. For a youth-driven movement, though, he may not be the man of the hour.

Badger culls risk increased spread of TB to cattle, study finds

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:33
Culls drive badgers to roam further afield, allowing them to disperse TB over a larger area, research suggests.

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 18:27
Nearly 400 all-time high temperature records were broken over the summer.

Plastic-free Penzance: The UK's most eco-friendly town?

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:53
Where businesses cut down on plastic, fishermen collect litter and students march about the climate.

How the Great Barrier Reef was saved in the 1960s

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:01
The conservationists who campaigned to prevent mining and oil drilling on Australia's coral reef.

How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:32
One man's desire to create the perfect gun profoundly changed manufacturing.

Climate change: Emperor penguin 'needs greater protection'

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:11
The Antarctic icon could lose more than half its population by 2100, say scientists.

Michael Coe, Maya Scholar and Codebreaker, Is Dead at 90

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:49
He authenticated the oldest written manuscript in the Americas and proved that the Maya written language was surprisingly complex.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:36
Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States jumped last year, and an alarming number of newborn deaths were linked to congenital syphilis.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Rise to Record High, C.D.C. Says

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:36
Cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States jumped last year, and an alarming number of newborn deaths were linked to congenital syphilis.

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