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Brain Stimulation Shows Promise in Treating Severe Depression

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 21:01
Years ago, more than two dozen patients received an electrical implant to counter their depression. They’re still feeling better, a new study finds.

Honey fungus secrets fall to science

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:25
Citizen scientists have helped shed light on a type of fungi that can spread underground for miles.

What Rolls Like an Armadillo but Lives in the Sea?

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 18:27
A scientist studying the defenses of mollusks called chitons thinks these sea creatures might be less primitive than expected.

Evacuating Australia's drought-affected fish

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 17:30
To prevent another summer of mass fish deaths, authorities have launched a painstaking operation.

Paralysed man moves in mind-reading exoskeleton

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:56
A man who had not walked for two years was able to move all his limbs thanks to new technology.

Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:32
Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.

Global wildlife trade higher than was thought

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 12:31
At least one in five vertebrate species on Earth are bought and sold on the wildlife market.

More than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:27
A report on nature in the UK also shows 41% of species have experienced decline.

A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Critics See a Deeper Agenda in California Feud

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:08
From Pennsylvania to New Mexico, the collateral damage to other states is mounting in President Trump's regulatory and environmental feud with California. 

'Giant bird table' at Rhossili, Gower helps save species

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:00
With a warning hundreds of wildlife species are at risk in Wales, one Gower farm is helping conservation.

Why Lifesaving Drugs May Be Missing on Your Next Flight

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:46
Citing chronic shortages, airlines have received exemptions from regulations requiring that flights carry five drugs on board.

In the Pancreas, a Common Fungi May Drive Cancer

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 08:18
A new study found that certain fungi can settle in the pancreas, where they spur the growth of tumors.

Vladimir Putin criticises Greta Thunberg's UN speech on climate change

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 05:43
Russian president Vladimir Putin said there was a need to be "realistic" about renewable energy.

New Airbnb Excursions to Focus on Animals

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:38
Airbnb Animal Experiences will have an ethical focus; its announcement comes at a time of increased scrutiny of organizations offering animal interactions to tourists.

Extinction Rebellion 'lose control of fake blood hose'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:15
Climate change activists sprayed fake blood outside the Treasury - but the jet was too powerful.

Bipartisan Report Says Trump’s Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a ‘Crisis’

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 02:00
All presidents over the past two decades have nudged science to support their policies, but a report out of N.Y.U. said the Trump administration has driven federal science to a “crisis point.”

Britain, Struggling With Brexit, Eyes Another Retreat. This One’s From Fossil Fuels.

NYT Science - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 02:00
Britain, which led the industrial revolution, now aims to neutralize its carbon emissions by 2050.

Uncovering secrets of mystery civilization in Saudi Arabia

BBC Science - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 17:15
A team of more than 60 experts is trying to find out more about the enigmatic Nabataean culture.

Lung Damage From Vaping Resembles Chemical Burns, Report Says

NYT Science - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 15:06
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic examined samples of lung tissue from 17 patients, all of which looked as if the people had been exposed to toxic chemicals, the researchers said.

N.Y. Declares the End Is Near for AIDS Epidemic

NYT Science - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 14:51
In New York, where the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, fewer than 2,500 new cases were reported in 2018, the lowest in many years.


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