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ScienceTake: Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not Sight

NY Times Science - 2 hours 15 min ago
Canines don’t seem to perceive their reflections in mirrors. But they do better with a ‘‘smell mirror.’’

Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their Diversity

NY Times Science - 2 hours 17 min ago
A new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.

Panda's habitat 'shrinking and becoming more fragmented'

BBC Science - 5 hours 43 min ago
Despite signs that numbers of giant pandas are rising, suitable habitat has shrunk, satellite data shows.

Trilobites: Pandas Are No Longer Endangered. But Their Habitat Is in Trouble.

NY Times Science - 5 hours 51 min ago
Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.

Australia to create national space agency

BBC Science - 6 hours 32 min ago
The country is one of the few major developed nations not to have a dedicated agency.

Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain

NY Times Science - 8 hours 19 min ago
Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.

A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate

NY Times Science - 11 hours 51 min ago
In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.

Q&A: Clues to Prehistoric Cave Painters Remain Scant

NY Times Science - 11 hours 51 min ago
Little is known about the cave paintings in France and Spain made tens of thousands of years ago.

Is Bali volcano about to erupt?

BBC Science - 12 hours 30 min ago
Mount Agung on Bali is an active volcano that may be about to erupt for the first time in 54 years.

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

BBC Science - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 16:28
Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:32
The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

The winners of 2017's Insight Astronomy Photographer award

BBC Science - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 05:59
Judges has to choose between 3,800 entries from all over the world.

Spelunking in Search of Antibiotics

NY Times Science - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 02:00
It can take decades of research and more than a billion dollars to create a new antibiotic drug. Sometimes, the first step of the process starts underground, deep inside a mountain.

How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

BBC Science - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 00:14
Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

BBC Science - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:21
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:12
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:44
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

BBC Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:04
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

How Dogs Recognize Their Scents — And Selves

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:00
Dogs appear to know their own scent in a test involving samples of urine. Is that the same as recognizing oneself in a mirror?

A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:39
Cotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.
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