venerdì 28 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Valery Kubasov 79 Dies; Thawed Cold War in Space

Valery Kubasov, 79, Dies; Thawed Cold War in Space
By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN

Mr. Kubasov was a cosmonaut when a Soyuz spaceship linked with an Apollo capsule in 1975, some 140 miles above the earth.

Published: March 2, 2014 at 5:00AM

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giovedì 27 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Elephants Give a Helping Trunk

Elephants Give a Helping Trunk
By JAMES GORMAN

When an elephant is in distress, scientists have found, nearby elephants offer it a reassuring touch to make it feel better.

Published: February 28, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: ScienceTake: Elephant Empathy

ScienceTake: Elephant Empathy
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How one very social species says, "Poor you!"

Published: February 27, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Stupider With Monogamy

Stupider With Monogamy
By CARL ZIMMER

Generations later, fruit flies required to be monogamous were slower learners than flies that mated the usual way, biologists found.

Published: February 27, 2014 at 5:00AM

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mercoledì 26 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Peter Rona, 79, Explorer of Ocean Depths, Dies

Peter Rona, 79, Explorer of Ocean Depths, Dies
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Discoveries made by Mr. Rona, a professor at Rutgers, piqued interest in deep-sea mining and the origins of life on earth.

Published: February 27, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets

Diving Into Kepler Data, Astronomers Discover Hundreds of Planets
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Scientists announced on Wednesday that they have verified the existence of an additional 715 exoplanets, bringing the total to about 1,700.

Published: February 27, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: CreatureCast: A Tale of Two Urchins

CreatureCast: A Tale of Two Urchins
By Sofia Castello y Tickell, Robert Lamb, Casey Dunn

Many different species do similar things. The pencil sea urchin and green sea urchin, for example, are both grazers in the coastal waters of the Galapagos Islands.

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Two Urchins, Similar but Not

Two Urchins, Similar but Not
By CASEY DUNN

It’s easy to mix up green sea urchins and pencil sea urchins when you see them while scuba diving. But these two species live very different lives.

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

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martedì 25 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Study Links Melting Peruvian Ice Cap to Higher Temperatures

Study Links Melting Peruvian Ice Cap to Higher Temperatures
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Scientists from Dartmouth say heat, not other factors like diminished snowfall, is the prime culprit in the Quelccaya glaciers’ retreat.

Published: February 26, 2014 at 5:00AM

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lunedì 24 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: The Brain’s Inner Language

The Brain’s Inner Language
By JAMES GORMAN

An investigator and his colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science are working with mice to decode what a mind’s neurons are saying to each other to produce behavior.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Probing the Parliament of Neurons

Probing the Parliament of Neurons
By Zach Wise

Clay Reid and colleagues are going deep into the mouse brain to decipher the conversations and decisions of neurons.

Published: February 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Science Takes on a Silent Invader

Science Takes on a Silent Invader
By ROBERT H. BOYLE

A New York biologist has found a bacterium that kills invasive zebra and quagga mussels but leaves other mollusks unharmed.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Zebra Mussels: Young and Invasive

Zebra Mussels: Young and Invasive
By Daniel P. Molloy

In contrast to adults whose shells are always firmly attached to substrates like rocks, the larval veliger stages of zebras mussels swim freely in water currents for several weeks.

Published: February 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Clues to a Very Old Extinction and Why Calicos Look That Way

Clues to a Very Old Extinction and Why Calicos Look That Way
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Science and health news from the past week, including a mass extinction 252 million years ago, vaccines and pizzas that don’t spoil and clues to a cat’s signature coat.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Out of Their Gourds Came Ours

Out of Their Gourds Came Ours
By RACHEL NUWER

The answer of how the useful plants got to the Americas has stumped scientists, until now.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: In a Flood, Ants Really Come Together

In a Flood, Ants Really Come Together
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

To protect their queen and her brood, the insects link themselves to form a raft.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Help for Endangered Lemurs

Help for Endangered Lemurs
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The animals have suffered from decades of habitat loss and poaching, but researchers say there’s hope.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Where Has My Equilibrium Gone?

Where Has My Equilibrium Gone?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Age-related changes in the inner ear’s structure can lead to balance and equilibrium problems, but simple exercises often help.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: An Environmental Film Festival and High-Tech Music

An Environmental Film Festival and High-Tech Music
By JASCHA HOFFMAN

A film festival investigates risks to humans and animals, and music takes a turn for the high-tech with healing through vibrations and a prosthetic arm that specializes in drumming.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Habitat Loss Speeds Up a Kestrel’s Life

Habitat Loss Speeds Up a Kestrel’s Life
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Facing the destruction of the forests where they formerly nested, the birds have adapted by having more offspring earlier in life. They also die younger.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Coming Soon: Heroes of the Higgs

Coming Soon: Heroes of the Higgs
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The documentary “Particle Fever” tracks the ultimately successful search at CERN for a linchpin of modern theories about the universe.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Science So Everyone Can Get It

Science So Everyone Can Get It
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

An actor with a love of science seeks to apply techniques of drama to help scientists be better communicators.

Published: February 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: A Conversation With Alan Alda

A Conversation With Alan Alda
By Chris Cascarano

The actor turned educator talks about how science can be made clearer and more accessible to the public if served with a helping of improvisation.

Published: February 24, 2014 at 5:00AM

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giovedì 20 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: More Bite Left to Winter, but It Hasn’t Been as Bad as You Think

More Bite Left to Winter, but It Hasn’t Been as Bad as You Think
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Forecasters warn of more cold, storms and heavy winds, but it hasn’t been a season for the record books.

Published: February 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Seeking a Break in a 252 Million-Year-Old Mass Killing

Seeking a Break in a 252 Million-Year-Old Mass Killing
By CARL ZIMMER

An M.I.T. geologist wants to understand how an estimated 96 percent of all species on Earth became extinct at the end of the Permian Period 252 million years ago.

Published: February 21, 2014 at 5:00AM

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mercoledì 19 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Slithering Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease

Slithering Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease
By JAMES GORMAN

Scientists studying the paradise tree snake, a born glider, are investigating how the animals can achieve better lift than some conventional wing shapes.

Published: February 19, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: ScienceTake: Flying Snakes

ScienceTake: Flying Snakes
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An airborne serpent can be the stuff of nightmares or a delicious aerodynamic puzzle.

Published: February 19, 2014 at 5:00AM

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lunedì 17 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: The Podcast Hits the Road

The Podcast Hits the Road
By JEFFERY DelVISCIO

This week, we travel to Chicago to the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference to sample science from outer space to inner space.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Why Russian Men Don’t Live as Long

Why Russian Men Don’t Live as Long
By RACHEL NUWER

A Russian male has a 1-in-4 chance of dying before he turns 55 years old, compared with a 1-in-11 chance for American men. Blame the vodka and cigarettes.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: King Richard III’s Eyes, and the Munchies

King Richard III’s Eyes, and the Munchies
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Scientists in England are trying to sequence a long-dead monarch’s genome, and European researchers find more evidence that marijuana increases the appetite.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: It’s Snack Time in the Cosmos

It’s Snack Time in the Cosmos
By RON COWEN

A gas cloud that has been hurtling toward the center of the Milky Way is expected to collide with a black hole, an exciting experience for astronomers.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Earwax’s Smell Influenced by Ethnicity

Earwax’s Smell Influenced by Ethnicity
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

The earwax of Caucasian men contains more volatile organic compounds than that of East Asian men, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia found.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Hills to Scientific Discoveries Grow Steeper

Hills to Scientific Discoveries Grow Steeper
By GEORGE JOHNSON

Moments of scientific triumph are harder to come by as scientists push against barriers both physical and mental.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: The Tall and the Small

The Tall and the Small
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Though there has long been a popular assumption that taller people are healthier and likely to live longer, recent studies suggest the opposite may be true.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: The Peruvian Green Velvet Tarantula’s Gift

The Peruvian Green Velvet Tarantula’s Gift
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Researchers at Yale are building large libraries of spider venoms that can be used to identify toxins as potential painkillers and other drugs.

Published: February 18, 2014 at 5:00AM

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domenica 16 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Some Scientists Disagree With President’s Linking Drought to Warming

Some Scientists Disagree With President’s Linking Drought to Warming
By JUSTIN GILLIS

While a trend of increasing drought that may be linked to global warming has been documented in some regions there is no scientific consensus yet that it is a worldwide phenomenon.

Published: February 17, 2014 at 5:00AM

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venerdì 14 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: No Evidence of Coffee Break on Mars

No Evidence of Coffee Break on Mars
By KENNETH CHANG

Scientists did not find a Dunkin’ Donuts on Mars, but they did figure out where a rock that looks like a small jelly doughnut came from.

Published: February 15, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Disgraced Scientist Granted U.S. Patent for Work Found to be Fraudulent

Disgraced Scientist Granted U.S. Patent for Work Found to be Fraudulent
By ANDREW POLLACK

Dr. Hwang Woo-suk of South Korea received the patent for the method by which he claimed in 2004 to have extracted stem cells from cloned human embryos.

Published: February 15, 2014 at 5:00AM

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giovedì 13 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Tracing Ancestry, Team Produces Genetic Atlas of Human Mixing Events

Tracing Ancestry, Team Produces Genetic Atlas of Human Mixing Events
By NICHOLAS WADE

Geneticists using new statistical approaches have taken a first shot at both identifying and dating the major population mixture events of the last 4,000 years.

Published: February 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: A Crazy Ant Invader Uses Acid to Its Advantage

A Crazy Ant Invader Uses Acid to Its Advantage
By JAMES GORMAN

In a unique defense, the crazy ant uses its own venom to neutralize that of its main competitor, the fire ant.

Published: February 14, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: ScienceTake: War of the Ants

ScienceTake: War of the Ants
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Tawny crazy ants are replacing the notorious fire ant with the help of a never-before-seen chemical defense.

Published: February 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Phantom Melodies Yield Real Clues to Brain’s Workings

Phantom Melodies Yield Real Clues to Brain’s Workings
By CARL ZIMMER

Studying the brain of a woman who hallucinates piano melodies may help researchers understand how the mind make sense of the world.

Published: February 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

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mercoledì 12 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Giant Laser Complex Makes Fusion Advance, Finally

Giant Laser Complex Makes Fusion Advance, Finally
By KENNETH CHANG and WILLIAM J. BROAD

Two experiments in which hydrogen fusion generated more energy than had been put in to the hydrogen succeeded, an advance that revives optimism in thermonuclear fusion.

Published: February 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Poisonous Prey Turned Into Hunter’s Defense

Poisonous Prey Turned Into Hunter’s Defense
By CASEY DUNN

Delicate beauty can often belie dangerous weapons. For one sea slug, those weapons come courtesy of its stinging prey, which it can dispatch without missing a bite.

Published: February 13, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: CreatureCast: Stealing Poison Capsules

CreatureCast: Stealing Poison Capsules
By Lauren Cheung and Casey Dunn

Cnidarians, including corals and many jellyfish, feed and defend themselves with stinging capsules. Some sea slugs have evolved several lines of defense.

Published: February 12, 2014 at 5:00AM

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lunedì 10 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: The Archaeology of the Stars

The Archaeology of the Stars
By CURTIS BRAINARD

Stellar archaeologists have found some very old stars, hidden in space like a pharoah’s tomb and holding secrets of the cosmos’ chemical evolution.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope
By Giant Magellan Telescope - GMTO Corporation

The Giant Magellan Telescope, when built, will have a resolving power 10 times greater than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Published: February 10, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Chasing the Biggest Story on Earth

Chasing the Biggest Story on Earth
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

In “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” the New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert asks science-based questions about whether humans might be causing mass extinction.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Camels Had No Business in Genesis

Camels Had No Business in Genesis
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Camels appear in stories of early Jewish patriarchs in the Bible, even though it was before the animals’ time, evidence that writing or editing of the book happened long after the events it narrates.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Underestimating Human Bodies (1 Letter)

Underestimating Human Bodies (1 Letter)
By

A letter to the Editor.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Debating Evolution and Dealing With Climate Change

Debating Evolution and Dealing With Climate Change
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Recent developments in health and science news. This week: A deadly bird flu in China causes alarm and researchers suggest revising guideline on intervention during labor.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Underestimating Human Bodies (1 Letter)

Underestimating Human Bodies (1 Letter)
By

A letter to the Editor.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: New Approach to Mental Illness (2 Letters)

New Approach to Mental Illness (2 Letters)
By

Letters to the Editor.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Best Selling Science Books

Best Selling Science Books
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Freezing Out the Bigger Picture

Freezing Out the Bigger Picture
By JUSTIN GILLIS

What seems like unusually cold weather in the Northeast is still milder than what was normal a few decades ago, but it has stoked confusion and given fodder to global warming skeptics.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Do Some Drugs Become Dangerous After Expiration?

Do Some Drugs Become Dangerous After Expiration?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

A notable issue with expired medicines is reduced efficacy, but some, like the antibiotic tetracycline, can degrade into toxic chemicals.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: For Cows, Daughters Mean More Milk

For Cows, Daughters Mean More Milk
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Cows who birthed back-to-back daughters had a bonanza of milk, nearly 1,000 pounds more than those that had given birth to sons, a new study reports.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Tiny Plants’ Loss May Have Doomed Mammoths

Tiny Plants’ Loss May Have Doomed Mammoths
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

A change in diet may have led to the demise of the woolly mammoth, a new study suggests.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Turning a Mosquito’s Sense of Smell Against It

Turning a Mosquito’s Sense of Smell Against It
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A discovery that a mosquito’s sperm carries the same set of chemical sensors as the olfactory receptors on its antennas could be used to disrupt the fertilization process.

Published: February 11, 2014 at 5:00AM

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domenica 9 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Nuclear Waste Solution Seen in Desert Salt Beds

Nuclear Waste Solution Seen in Desert Salt Beds
By MATTHEW L. WALD

Salt beds half a mile beneath the surface are being targeted as a possible repository for radioactive material left over from power reactors and weapons.

Published: February 10, 2014 at 5:00AM

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giovedì 6 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, or Just a Start

A Catalog of Cancer Genes That’s Done, or Just a Start
By CARL ZIMMER

As the Cancer Genome Atlas project, started in 2005, comes to an end, scientists are debating where cancer research should go next

Published: February 7, 2014 at 5:00AM

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martedì 4 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule

E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule
By CORAL DAVENPORT

Success could result in the most significant action taken by the United States to curb climate change. But it will not come easily.

Published: February 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Circadian Clocks May Be Tuned to Vibrations, Too

Circadian Clocks May Be Tuned to Vibrations, Too
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

New research in flies suggest that the part of the brain that regulates sleep and wakefulness may be affected by vibrations, in addition to light.

Published: February 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

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lunedì 3 febbraio 2014

NYT Science: Blazing Trails in Brain Science

Blazing Trails in Brain Science
By BENEDICT CAREY

Dr. Thomas R. Insel’s twisted path to his role as director of the National Institute of Mental Health is a tour of where psychiatric science has been, where it’s going and why.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: A Conductor to Flex and See Through

A Conductor to Flex and See Through
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Researchers say they have developed an electrical conductor that is highly flexible and transparent, a combination that could help usher in flexible flat-screen televisions and smartphones.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: To Study Aggression, a Fight Club for Flies

To Study Aggression, a Fight Club for Flies
By JAMES GORMAN

Scientists are learning more about the brain activity underlying male aggression.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: ScienceTake: Fight Club for Flies

ScienceTake: Fight Club for Flies
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Why are males aggressive? Researchers have found clues in the brains of fruit flies.

Published: February 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: Science Times Podcast

Science Times Podcast
By By



Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: An Olympian Snow Endeavor in Sochi

An Olympian Snow Endeavor in Sochi
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

To dress alpine venues of the Sochi Games in white has required the help of science, a lot of machines and a little luck.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: The Science of Snowmaking

The Science of Snowmaking
By Aaron Byrd and Leslye Davis

For the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, tons of manmade snow will be used to create the courses that the athletes will compete on.

Published: February 3, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: A Hard Climate for Penguins and Butterflies

A Hard Climate for Penguins and Butterflies
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Storms and warmer temperatures are killing the chicks of Magellanic penguins, while extreme weather and a shrinking habitat are taking a toll on monarch butterflies.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: In the End, It All Adds Up to –

In the End, It All Adds Up to –
By DENNIS OVERBYE

A recent video purported to prove that adding an infinite series of natural numbers gives you a smaller answer than you might think, raising compelling questions about the entire notion of infinity.

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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NYT Science: The Value of Ripeness

The Value of Ripeness
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Does ripeness affect the vitamin and sugar content of fruit?

Published: February 4, 2014 at 5:00AM

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