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Depressed and Anxious? These Video Games Want to Help

NY Times Science - 4 hours 19 min ago
A growing number of games are taking on mental health issues like depression, anger and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Huge fossil discovery made in China's Hubei province

BBC Science - 4 hours 40 min ago
The fossils found on a river bed in eastern China are estimated to be about 518 million years old.

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 21:01
Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

BBC Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 17:01
A cities are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

BBC Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 09:35
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.

Northern Lights in the Northern U.S.? Maybe So, or Maybe a ‘Dud’

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 05:50
The most likely time the phenomenon will occur is at 11 a.m. Eastern, experts say, but it can’t be seen during the daytime. Bad weather would also hamper a sighting.

Smuggled orangutan seized at Bali airport

BBC Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 03:59
A Russian is arrested on suspicion of trying to take it back home to keep as a pet.

Under the Influence of a ‘Super Bloom’

NY Times Science - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 03:00
A small town in Southern California is being swarmed by influencers and tourists seeking a rare, poppy-filled photo opportunity.

What Makes a Catastrophic Flood? And Is Climate Change Causing More of Them?

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 20:58
Floods are complicated. But here are simple answers to questions about flooding, climate change and staying safe when the water rises.

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

BBC Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:14
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.

Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips After Metal Fragments Are Found

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 16:13
A spokesman for the company said it would “continue to investigate” what happened.

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

BBC Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:00
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

Trilobites: Sun Bears Mimic Each Other’s Faces. Scientists Didn’t Expect That.

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:49
They are solitary mammals, but like primates and people, they seem to be able to read one another’s facial expressions.

Trilobites: An Elusive Whale Is Found All Around the World

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:31
Researchers are learning about a newly identified species of baleen whales, tracing sightings and sounds to learn that they stay mainly in tropical waters.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

BBC Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:45
New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

Warnings of a Dark Side to A.I. in Health Care

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:10
Machine-learning systems could be a boon to medicine. But they also can be hacked to mislead, researchers are discovering.

Mind: Can We Get Better at Forgetting?

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:50
Some things aren’t worth remembering. Science is slowly working out how we might let that stuff go.

The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:30
Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’

‘I Do It From My Couch’: The Next Generation of Explorers

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 09:20
Fifty years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary was a member of The Explorers Club. Now Elon Musk and younger tech-savvy millennials are filling in the ranks.

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

NY Times Science - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 08:29
Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.
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