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Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

BBC Science - 1 hour 29 min ago
The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

NY Times Science - 3 hours 3 min ago
Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point?

Summer Solstice 2018: The Search for Life in the Galaxy

NY Times Science - 3 hours 32 min ago
As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth’s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.

Trilobites: Sea Stars Started Dissolving. What Helped Some of Them Survive?

NY Times Science - 3 hours 51 min ago
Researchers say they’ve detected genetic differences that might help explain why some of these creatures on California’s coast survived a deadly plague.

Koko the Gorilla, Who Used Sign Language and Befriended Mr. Rogers, Dies at 46

NY Times Science - 3 hours 52 min ago
Koko became an instant celebrity in her youth and charmed entertainers like Fred Rogers and Robin Williams, as well as their audiences.

Trilobites: Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother

NY Times Science - 3 hours 59 min ago
The remains appear to be a new species of gibbon, and it was perhaps a pet.

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

NY Times Science - 3 hours 59 min ago
Emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are 60 percent higher than government estimates. That’s bad news for climate change.

A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

NY Times Science - 6 hours 29 min ago
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might drive the disease process

Koko: Gorilla who mastered sign language dies in California

BBC Science - 6 hours 56 min ago
Koko is said to have been able to communicate thoughts and feelings using more than 1,000 hand signs.

Trilobites: Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

NY Times Science - 6 hours 59 min ago
Researchers say this is the first reliable evidence that insects can use Earth’s magnetic field for navigation.

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

NY Times Science - 13 hours 39 min ago
Like Facebook, but for fifth cousins, adoptive mothers and sperm-donor dads.

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

BBC Science - 14 hours 26 min ago
Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

Newly Discovered ‘Limb Pit’ Reveals Civil War Surgeons’ Bitter Choices

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:39
Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:32
A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:38
A new lobbying group is hoping to build support for a “climate dividend” plan. Its members include Trent Lott, Janet L. Yellen and Ben S. Bernanke.

After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:28
How 727 photos taken in 29 minutes became an immersive 3D experience.

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:05
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking habits.

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

BBC Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:30
Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

BBC Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00
Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission

BBC Science - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 06:50
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.
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