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Bronx Teenager’s Death Is the Youngest Vaping Fatality in U.S.

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:34
A Bronx boy who died last week is the youngest of 23 people to die nationwide of a vaping-related lung illness.

Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, C.D.C. Says

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:26
Millions do not, and they may be endangering their babies as well as themselves. Only 35 percent of pregnant women get both vaccines; about half get one.

Was Heidi the Octopus Really Dreaming?

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 08:55
They’re far from us on the tree of life, and their brains are very different, and some scientists say we should take care before we assume that cephalopods sleep like we do.

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Studies of Earth’s Place in the Universe

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 07:10
The cosmologist James Peebles split the prize with the astrophysicists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for work the Nobel judges said “transformed our ideas about the cosmos.”

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Study of the Universe’s Structure

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:17
James Peebles split the prize with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz who were honored for their contributions to discoveries that expanded understanding of the universe.

Nobel prize in physics goes to cosmic discoveries

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:55
Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries about the Universe.

Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery

NYT Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:00
Lidar has transformed the study of ancient civilizations, but maps made with the technology are expensive. Takeshi Inomata found a great one for free.

How Misha the Bristol polar bear changed zoos forever

BBC Science - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 00:17
The Russian circus polar bear brought to live at Bristol Zoo who helped change zoos.

These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

NYT Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 23:30
State officials stripped Stuart Copperman of his medical license almost 20 years ago. Armed with a new law, his former patients hope to file civil lawsuits.

How do you breathe less pollution on school run?

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 18:12
Going on foot, by bike or by car? Three Sheffield families took part in a test to find out.

'Ozone hole vigilance still required'

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:00
It may be the smallest ozone hole in three decades but scientists are warning against complacency.

Stephen Lukasik, 88, Who Pushed Tech in National Defense, Is Dead

NYT Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 15:41
He oversaw the Defense Department’s research division in the 1960s and ’70s, when it made great early strides in nuclear-device detection, artificial intelligence and computer networking.

Want to Learn More About Breast Cancer? Read This Book

NYT Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:49
A 35-year-old journalist responded to her diagnosis with questions — lots of them. In “Radical,” she delivers the facts and the story of her treatment.

When Biking and Bears Don’t Mix

NYT Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:21
Conservationists worry that the popularity of recreational mountain biking and e-bikes in public lands leads to unsafe conditions for humans, as well as for bears and other wildlife.

Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:14
Jupiter had been the "moon king" for some 20 years.

Genome-edited bull passes hornless gene to calves

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:03
Researchers produce cattle that lack horns, meaning they cannot use them to injure other animals or humans.

Butterflies, birds and zebras: The magic of animal motion

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 07:25
Shortlisted entries for the Royal Society of Biology Photography Competition.

Drax: Block on power station development overruled

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:50
The Planning Inspectorate had ruled against new gas-fired turbines on climate change concerns.

How cells sense oxygen wins Nobel prize

BBC Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:12
British scientist Sir Peter Ratcliffe shares the 2019 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells

NYT Science - Mon, 10/07/2019 - 02:40
The prize was awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their work in discovering how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

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