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Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data and Undercutting Scientists

NY Times Science - 1 hour 42 min ago
A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate

NY Times Science - 1 hour 44 min ago
A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.

Giant ice disk appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook

BBC Science - 3 hours 12 min ago
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire

NY Times Science - 3 hours 16 min ago
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.

There’s a Huge Ice Disk in a Maine River. No, the Aliens Aren’t Coming.

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:23
Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon.

Trilobites: When Fungi Fight Back

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:55
A mushroom species was found to sense predators and sent warning signals to other parts of its body, but how it does that remains a mystery.

Giant Ice Disk Spins in Maine River

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:40
The sudden appearance of a giant ice disk in Maine has raised many questions. Watch it rotate in this stunning drone video.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, America. But You Are Getting Bigger.

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:28
New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:03
It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.

F.D.A. Says It Will Resume Inspections of Some High-Risk Foods

NY Times Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 07:52
Despite the federal shutdown, some agency inspectors are returning to work and will begin performing food safety visits without pay this week, the F.D.A. commissioner said.

World's loneliest frog finds a possible mate

BBC Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:45
The world's loneliest frog, known as Romeo, finds friends (and a possible date) after water frogs found in the wild.

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date

BBC Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:02
Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

Cern plans even larger hadron collider for physics search

BBC Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:01
The Future Circular Collider could be Europe's £20bn successor to the existing Large Hadron Collider.

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

BBC Science - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:08
The seeds, inside a sealed container, are the first plants ever grown on the Moon's surface.

North Korea’s Less-Known Military Threat: Biological Weapons

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:30
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation’s “advanced, underestimated and highly lethal” bioweapons program.

Trilobites: In an Ancient Nun’s Teeth, Blue Paint — and Clues to Medieval Life

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:09
A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts.

Elias M. Stein, Mathematician of Fluctuations, Is Dead at 87

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:59
Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.

Calculator: Opioids, Car Crashes and Falling: The Odds of Dying in the U.S.

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:37
A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer.

Rise of the Golden Jackal

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:17
A species that was barely known in Europe now vastly outnumbers wolves there, and is rapidly spreading north and west.

Global Health: A Silver Bullet Against the Brain-Eating Amoeba?

NY Times Science - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:00
Minuscule particles coated with anti-seizure drugs seem to halt microbes that feed on brain tissue.
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