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Victoria Braithwaite, Researcher Who Said Fish Feel Pain, Dies at 52

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:49
In two papers and a book, Dr. Braithwaite made the case that fish react to unpleasant stimuli and argued that they be treated humanely.

Sheldon Breiner, 82, Dies; Used Magnetism for Explorations

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:46
He developed the techniques he used to help locate sunken submarines and enormous stone heads, as well as early applications for artificial intelligence.

Stephen Hahn, a Noted Cancer Researcher, to Be Nominated to Head the F.D.A.

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 11:20
In choosing him, President Trump would pass over the acting F.D.A. commissioner, Norman E. Sharpless, who has been running the agency since Scott Gottlieb resigned last spring.

Our Hospital’s New Software Frets About My ‘Deficiencies’

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:35
But the patient records system, called Epic, has a few shortcomings of its own, including a voice that amplifies the insecurities that come with being a doctor.

Brazil oil spill: Greek-flagged tanker believed to be source

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:28
The spill has stained 2,500km (1,553 miles) of coastline, affecting marine life and beaches.

Bloodhound car ramps up its speed to 461mph

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 08:26
The arrow-shaped, jet-powered racer is now the third fastest British car of all time - unofficially.

They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless Place

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:00
In some of the world’s saltiest, most acidic bodies of superheated water, even the most extreme forms of archaea couldn’t survive.

In the Blue Holes of the Bahamas, Secrets of Hurricanes Past

NYT Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:00
Scientists assembled a 1,500-year history of big storm activity by retrieving sediment from the island country’s submarine caverns.

Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'

BBC Science - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 00:12
Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

Climate change 'making mountaineering riskier'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:44
Thinning ice and snow cover is leading to more rock-falls and landslides.

Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

BBC Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 17:11
The area is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and a popular tourist destination.

Studies Yield ‘Impressive’ Results in Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

NYT Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 13:33
The findings hold promise for a vast majority of those with cystic fibrosis, according to the director of the National Institutes of Health. “This should be a cause for major celebration,” he wrote.

Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

NYT Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 12:13
New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself.

Measles makes body 'forget' how to fight infection

BBC Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:03
The virus can cause 'immune amnesia' which shifts our defences back to a 'baby-like' state.

Spain Agrees to Host Key Climate Talks After Chile Pulls Out

NYT Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:33
Madrid has offered to hold the next United Nations climate talks, the leaders of Spain and Chile announced on Thursday.

Climate change: Spain offers to host COP25 in Madrid

BBC Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 09:18
After Chile withdraws from holding the global climate summit, Spain offers to host it in Madrid.

This Fungus Fires Artillery From the Backs of Zombie Flies

NYT Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 06:41
After Entomophthora muscae fatally infects house flies, it makes microscopic stalks for hurtling spores at other insects that come nearby.

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules on Coal Toxins

NYT Science - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 06:36
The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants.

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:09
The tape could help surgeons bind tissues together when stitching is difficult, scientists say.

Bronze Age monument discovered in Forest of Dean

BBC Science - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:20
The previously unknown site was found after a laser survey of woodland in the Forest of Dean.

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