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Wuhan, Center of Coronavirus Outbreak, Is Being Cut Off by Chinese Authorities

NY Times Science - 29 min 15 sec ago
The sudden restrictions — announced after the official death toll nearly doubled — could upend the travel plans of millions of Chinese citizens, who travel in huge numbers during the Lunar New Year holiday.

As Coronavirus Spreads from China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

NY Times Science - 1 hour 11 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. But the W.H.O. has postponed a decision on whether the new outbreak is a global emergency.

Smokers Should Quit at Least 4 Weeks Before Surgery, W.H.O. says

NY Times Science - 1 hour 13 min ago
In a new study, the health agency urges hospitals and surgeons to play a bigger role to help the world’s 1 billion smokers kick the habit.

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

NY Times Science - 3 hours 42 min ago
The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found.

China Silences Critics Over Coronavirus Outbreak

NY Times Science - 3 hours 46 min ago
Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

Sizewell: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve fears 'environmental impact' on wildlife

BBC Science - 4 hours 4 min ago
EDF Energy wants to build new reactors next to the existing Sizewell B near Minsmere nature reserve.

Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans’ Rise

NY Times Science - 4 hours 8 min ago
From a burial site in Cameroon, archaeologists recovered human genetic material dating as far back as 8,000 years.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'

BBC Science - 4 hours 19 min ago
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?"

Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in Washington State

NY Times Science - 5 hours 4 min ago
A man in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. Federal officials plan to expand screenings for the infection at major airports.

Davos 2020: Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg

BBC Science - 7 hours 55 min ago
The heir to the throne calls for a "paradigm shift" in the way the world deals with climate change.

Bumblebee Vomit: Scientists Are No Longer Ignoring It

NY Times Science - 8 hours 52 min ago
Regurgitation is an important consideration when it comes to the process of pollination.

American Journalist Is Arrested in Indonesia Over Visa Issue

NY Times Science - 9 hours 3 min ago
The editor, Philip Jacobson, who works for the environmental website Mongabay, was detained last month after attending a public meeting on Borneo island. He was traveling on a business visa.

As New Virus Spreads From China, Scientists See Grim Reminders

NY Times Science - 9 hours 35 min ago
Epidemics of related viruses, like SARS, killed hundreds. Now the World Health Organization must decide whether to declare another global health emergency.

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

NY Times Science - 9 hours 37 min ago
A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses a Test to China's Leadership

NY Times Science - 11 hours 37 min ago
The new virus has killed at least nine and infected more than 400 people in China, with confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

How Fast Can a Human Run?

NY Times Science - 12 hours 1 min ago
Two legs are good. Four legs might be better.

Earth's oldest asteroid impact 'may have ended ice age'

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:24
The 2.2 billion-year-old asteroid impact may explain the end of an ice age, scientists say.

Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:02
A UK-led satellite aims to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface.

Trump and the Teenager: A Climate Showdown at Davos

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:17
President Trump and Greta Thunberg dominated the first full day of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful in the Swiss Alps.

Davos: Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump clash on climate change

BBC Science - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:41
The Swedish climate activist and the US president gave very different speeches at Davos.
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