venerdì 31 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight
By KENNETH CHANG

There was one death and one major injury, a police spokesman said, in the crash of the rocket plane in the Mojave Desert on Friday.

Published: November 1, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Pregnancy Workout

A Pregnancy Workout
By Anahad O'Connor, Sean Patrick Farrell and Chris Giliberto

Clara Horowitz Peterson is an elite distance runner who continues to train during her pregnancies. She shows some of her techniques for staying fit.

Published: October 31, 2014 at 05:00AM

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giovedì 30 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Researchers Discuss Ebola Tests in Mice

Researchers Discuss Ebola Tests in Mice
By University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington have been studying the Ebola virus in mice, and have found that the effects of the virus may be determined by genes.

Published: October 30, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Deadly Fungal Disease Threatening Salamanders May Spread Through Pet Trade

Deadly Fungal Disease Threatening Salamanders May Spread Through Pet Trade
By JAMES GORMAN

Fire-bellied newts imported from Asia may be spreading a fungal disease that is killing off fire salamanders in Europe and could easily spread to America, researchers say.

Published: October 31, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today

From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today
By CARL ZIMMER

New studies of genomes thousands of years old have allowed scientists to see bits of history playing out over time, revealing that Europeans today have genes from three very different populations.

Published: October 30, 2014 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 29 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Rocket Explosion Leaves Questions and Dead Mosquito Eggs

Rocket Explosion Leaves Questions and Dead Mosquito Eggs
By KENNETH CHANG

Investigators are trying to determine why a rocket taking supplies to the International Space Station exploded just after launching.

Published: October 30, 2014 at 05:00AM

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martedì 28 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Rocket Heading to International Space Station Explodes; No One Is Hurt

Rocket Heading to International Space Station Explodes; No One Is Hurt
By KENNETH CHANG

The unmanned cargo rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a NASA site in eastern Virginia.

Published: October 29, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Children and the Risk of Ebola

Children and the Risk of Ebola
By Emily B. Hager

Donald G. McNeil Jr. discusses the risks and possible advantages children face in the fight against Ebola.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 27 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: 15 Minutes of Free Fall Required Years of Taming Scientific Challenges

15 Minutes of Free Fall Required Years of Taming Scientific Challenges
By JOHN MARKOFF

To reach the edge of space and return safely — without power — Alan Eustace used a methodical engineering strategy that has served him well at Google.

Published: October 27, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied

A Chronicler of Warnings Denied
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Magic May Lurk Inside Us All

Magic May Lurk Inside Us All
By C. NATHAN DeWALL

Several streams of research in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy are converging on an uncomfortable truth: We’re more susceptible to magical thinking than we’d like to admit.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Reversing Course on Beavers

Reversing Course on Beavers
By JIM ROBBINS

Their dams were once obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, but beavers are getting new respect these days as a defense against the withering impacts of a warmer and drier climate.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Leaky Science of Hollywood

The Leaky Science of Hollywood
By DENNIS OVERBYE

A new movie about Stephen Hawking’s life brings the man to life, but leaves viewers in the dark about what his science means.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Teenagers on Little Sleep, Preemies and Steroids, Autism and the Dentist

Teenagers on Little Sleep, Preemies and Steroids, Autism and the Dentist
By Unknown Author

Letters to the editor and online comments.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Fruit Flies Pass Mating Test With Flying Colors

Fruit Flies Pass Mating Test With Flying Colors
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Bright colors appear on the wings of male fruit flies when held against a dark background, a characteristic that female fruit flies use to decide whom to mate with, researchersay.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Vitiligo and Vision

Vitiligo and Vision
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Vitiligo is mainly a skin disorder, but can it also harm my eyesight?

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Killers in a Cell but on the Loose

Killers in a Cell but on the Loose
By NATALIE ANGIER

By all evidence, researchers say, viruses like Ebola have been parasitizing living cells since the first cells arose on earth nearly four billion years ago. Some say that viruses actually invented cells.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Mathematical Thriller and an Exhibition of What Could Go Wrong

A Mathematical Thriller and an Exhibition of What Could Go Wrong
By JASCHA HOFFMAN

Upcoming events include a thriller about a British mathematician, an exhibition on the science of natural disasters and a musical about the many worlds of the physicist Hugh Everett III.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Tagging Tiny Turtles

Tagging Tiny Turtles
By Erica Berenstein

Scientists have found a way to track turtle hatchlings, and they hope to eventually uncover the mystery of their movements during their first journey out to sea.

Published: October 27, 2014 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Tracking Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

Tracking Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives
By JAMES GORMAN

With the help of devices that weigh less than two-hundredths of an ounce, scientists got the first detailed records of the movements of newly hatched loggerhead turtles.

Published: October 27, 2014 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 24 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.

Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Even as politicians at the national level steer clear of the politically charged topic, officials who live where its effects lap at residents’ doorsteps are embracing the issue.

Published: October 25, 2014 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
By JOHN MARKOFF

A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.

Published: October 25, 2014 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 23 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: As an Outbreak Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies

As an Outbreak Spreads, So Have Several Fallacies
By CARL ZIMMER

Flu season will bring a virus that spreads far faster than Ebola, and will kill thousands.

Published: October 24, 2014 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots

New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots
By JOHN MARKOFF

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are establishing a center for medical robotics with funding from the National Science Foundation and two private donors.

Published: October 23, 2014 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Competition Drives Quick Evolution of Lizard’s Feet

Competition Drives Quick Evolution of Lizard’s Feet
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

A type of lizard in Florida took just 20 generations to evolve feet better suited to climbing trees, a new study suggests.

Published: October 28, 2014 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 22 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: A Partial Solar Eclipse

A Partial Solar Eclipse
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable across much of North America on Thursday as the new moon passes in front of the sun.

Published: October 23, 2014 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola

Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola
By JOHN MARKOFF

A problem is that mobile robots now lack the human levels of dexterity required in medicine and health care.

Published: October 23, 2014 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Reconstructed Genome of 45,000-Year-Old Man Offers Clues on Modern Humans

Reconstructed Genome of 45,000-Year-Old Man Offers Clues on Modern Humans
By CARL ZIMMER

The genetic material, extracted from a Siberian fossil, supported the hypothesis that early humans interbred with Neanderthals between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.

Published: October 23, 2014 at 4:00AM

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martedì 21 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Profiles in Science

Profiles in Science
By

A series of articles and videos about leaders in science.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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lunedì 20 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism

Seeking Stars, Finding Creationism
By GEORGE JOHNSON

Astronomy is still fending off charges of blasphemy. These days the opposition comes not from the Vatican, but from a people with very different religious beliefs.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Patient Records, O.C.D. Burdens, Teenagers Interrogated

Patient Records, O.C.D. Burdens, Teenagers Interrogated
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Letters to the editor and online comments.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Quiet Approach to Bringing Down Malaria

A Quiet Approach to Bringing Down Malaria
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

Although he does nothing to court publicity, many call Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer one of the most effective leaders in public health.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: 25 Years Ago, NASA Envisioned Its Own ‘Orient Express’

25 Years Ago, NASA Envisioned Its Own ‘Orient Express’
By KENNETH CHANG

The National Aero-Space Plane, which was to be able to circle the earth in 90 minutes, fell far short of such predictions.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars

Taking Minds on a Journey to Mars
By KENNETH CHANG

In a dome on a Hawaiian volcano, NASA is financing a study to see how astronauts might deal with the stress and isolation of an interplanetary trip.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Australian Birds That Mysteriously Chase Rain

Australian Birds That Mysteriously Chase Rain
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The banded stilt, a graceful, nomadic water bird found in inland salt lakes in Australia, can somehow sense and move toward rainfall hundreds of miles away.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Hemispheres in Space

Hemispheres in Space
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

How is north determined for other planets? What about the rest of the universe?

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Three Times the Weight, but Much Less Hop

Three Times the Weight, but Much Less Hop
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A giant kangaroo that lived about 15 million years ago could not hop because of its size, according to researchers.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: On Eagle’s Wings, a Revelation About Flight

On Eagle’s Wings, a Revelation About Flight
By JAMES GORMAN

A recent study shows that soaring birds deal with gusts by momentarily pulling in their wings, an action called a wing tuck.

Published: October 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Bird’s Secret to Soaring

A Bird’s Secret to Soaring
By Erica Berenstein

Soaring birds have a special trick to beat air turbulence.

Published: October 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

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domenica 19 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: A Comet’s Brush With Mars

A Comet’s Brush With Mars
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars on Sunday, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

Published: October 19, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Fiction Writers Help Scientists Push Known Boundaries

Fiction Writers Help Scientists Push Known Boundaries
By PAUL VOOSEN | THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

A group of authors and researchers met this month to support engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs in aiming higher with technology, despite elusive grants.

Published: October 20, 2014 at 4:00AM

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giovedì 16 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds

Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

A new study found that the caliber of the words spoken to young children was more valuable than the number of words heard in the development of a child’s language skills.

Published: October 17, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: When Herbivore Numbers Drop, Plants Lower Their Thorny Defenses

When Herbivore Numbers Drop, Plants Lower Their Thorny Defenses
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Scientists studied trees in Kenya to try to determine what allows plants to thrive: protecting themselves with thorns or moving to areas with fewer predators.

Published: October 21, 2014 at 4:00AM

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mercoledì 15 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: C.D.C. Director Becomes Face of Nation’s Worry and Flawed Response

C.D.C. Director Becomes Face of Nation’s Worry and Flawed Response
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden has become the face of the Obama administration’s flawed response to Ebola in the United States, and on Thursday he will likely face withering questions about his record during a congressional hearing

Published: October 16, 2014 at 4:00AM

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lunedì 13 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Rats and Their Alarming Bugs

Rats and Their Alarming Bugs
By CARL ZIMMER

A study of pathogens carried by New York City rats surprises public health officials.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places

Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places
By ALEX STONE

Scientists have discovered that odor receptors are not solely confined to the nose, but found throughout body.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: When Racism Was a Science

When Racism Was a Science
By JOSHUA A. KRISCH

A new exhibit recreates the Eugenics Record Office, where scientists once applied rudimentary genetics to singling out supposedly superior races and degrading minorities.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Death Has Its Benefits, Giraffes Among Us, Not Hiding Hair Loss

Death Has Its Benefits, Giraffes Among Us, Not Hiding Hair Loss
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Letters to the editor and online comments.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Cosmos as Masterpiece

Cosmos as Masterpiece
By MICHAEL BENSON

Over thousands of years, humans have tried to represent the universe in graphic form, whether in manuscripts, paintings, prints, books or supercomputer simulations.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Prosthetic Hands With a Sense of Touch

Prosthetic Hands With a Sense of Touch
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Two men with nerve electrodes implanted in their prosthetic arms were able to perform complex sensory tasks, a new study found.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Threat Is Seen in Pumas’ Isolation

A Threat Is Seen in Pumas’ Isolation
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Human development is causing a sharp decline in genetic diversity among mountain lions in Southern California, a study says, and could make them less resilient to change.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Heavy Backpacks on Little Backs

Heavy Backpacks on Little Backs
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

A backpack’s load should not exceed 10 to 15 percent of the child’s weight, according to a review article.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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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: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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domenica 12 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Researchers Replicate Alzheimer’s Brain Cells in a Petri Dish

Researchers Replicate Alzheimer’s Brain Cells in a Petri Dish
By GINA KOLATA

The discovery will allow scientists to quickly, cheaply and easily test drugs that might stop the process in the first place.

Published: October 13, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Can Pets Spread Ebola?

Can Pets Spread Ebola?
By Colin Archdeacon

Donald G. McNeil Jr. answers reader questions about the Ebola virus.

Published: October 12, 2014 at 4:00AM

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sabato 11 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty

Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer’s Loyalty
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

During the McCarthy era, the government’s top atomic physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, came under suspicion as a spy, but declassified hearing transcripts suggest he was not disloyal.

Published: October 12, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

As children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media, parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to find out if reading an e-book should be considered story time.

Published: October 12, 2014 at 4:00AM

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giovedì 9 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules

Other Solar Systems Don’t Play by Our Rules
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Large planets with surprisingly sharp orbital angles can exert gravitational forces on other planets, a new study reported.

Published: October 14, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Snakes on a Hill

Snakes on a Hill
By David Frank

How sidewinders sinuously slide up a sandy slope.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Secrets of the Sidewinder

Secrets of the Sidewinder
By JAMES GORMAN

It turns out there are a lot of things a snake with a certain slither can show us about climbing sandy surfaces.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Turning to Darwin to Solve the Mystery of Invasive Species

Turning to Darwin to Solve the Mystery of Invasive Species
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study suggests that some parts of the world are evolutionary incubators, producing superior competitors primed to thrive in other environments.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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mercoledì 8 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Ancient Indonesian Find May Rival Oldest Known Cave Art

Ancient Indonesian Find May Rival Oldest Known Cave Art
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

The paintings of hands and animals in seven limestone caves on Sulawesi had previously been dismissed as no more than 10,000 years old.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Protests as Spain Plans to Kill Ebola-Infected Nurse’s Dog

Protests as Spain Plans to Kill Ebola-Infected Nurse’s Dog
By PAM BELLUCK and SABRINA TAVERNISE

Health authorities are concerned that the dog might be infected and could spread the disease, but the science surrounding the issue is unresolved.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Spinning Into Oblivion

Spinning Into Oblivion
By Dennis Overbye, Jason Drakeford, Jonathan Corum and Jonathan Corum

Supercomputer simulations show the moment when a pair of neutron stars collide, collapse into a black hole and tear themselves out of the visible universe.

Published: October 8, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: How to Make a Black Hole

How to Make a Black Hole
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Gamma-ray bursts are thought to be the final step by which stars sink into oblivion.

Published: October 8, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Panel Announces Chemistry Winners

Nobel Panel Announces Chemistry Winners
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Stefan W. Hell, a Nobel Prize laureate, reacted following the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Published: October 8, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: 2 Americans and a German Are Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2 Americans and a German Are Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
By KENNETH CHANG

The three laureates were rewarded for their work in improving optical microscopy to view live molecular processes.

Published: October 9, 2014 at 4:00AM

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martedì 7 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Nobel Panel Announces Physics Winners

Nobel Panel Announces Physics Winners
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Isamu Akasaki of Japan reacted to being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics after Staffan Normark, the permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced the decision.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The three received the honor for “the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.”

Published: October 8, 2014 at 4:00AM

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lunedì 6 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: When it Comes to Sleep, Timing is Everything

When it Comes to Sleep, Timing is Everything
By CLAIRE MALDARELLI

A new study has uncovered some of the mysteries behind how our cells work together to maintain one constant daily rhythm of sleeping and waking.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Multiculturalism: Nothing New

Multiculturalism: Nothing New
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

An exhibit in New York explores Ptolemaic Egypt’s embrace of diversity.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Gulf in Ocean Knowledge

A Gulf in Ocean Knowledge
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Scientists have probably underestimated warming since the 1970s, a study says. That could affect some climate change measures.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests

Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests
By KENNETH CHANG

The when and what kind of tests depend on the state, but make sure your children take the tutorial about using the computer.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: 52 Million Years Old, and an Ant’s Worst Enemy

52 Million Years Old, and an Ant’s Worst Enemy
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Researchers have discovered the fossil of a 52-million-year-old beetle that lived alongside ants, preying on their eggs and usurping resources.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Mountain to Honor Thoreau

A Mountain to Honor Thoreau
By JOHN MARKOFF

A group of writers recently made the trek to the summit of an unnamed mountain for a minor act of civil disobedience: a ceremony to name it for Thoreau.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Healthy Probabilities, a Challenging Condition, Benefits From Sandy

Healthy Probabilities, a Challenging Condition, Benefits From Sandy
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Letters to the editor and online comments.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Can a Pet’s Fur Transmit the Flu?

Can a Pet’s Fur Transmit the Flu?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Should you avoid contact with a dog that was petted by someone with the flu?

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Chimps Show a Thirst for Learning

Chimps Show a Thirst for Learning
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Wild chimpanzees have been caught on tape developing a new drinking utensil, with each animal learning the new technique by observing another do it.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: A Water Bottle for Chimps

A Water Bottle for Chimps
By Catherine Hobaiter

Wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest in Uganda have learned to use leaves combined with moss to make a drinking utensil.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: The Math of Whips, Chains and Ropes

The Math of Whips, Chains and Ropes
By JAMES GORMAN

Some people in applied mathematics are looking at the physics behind so-called viscous threads and elastic rods.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Yippee-i-ay, Lasso Physics

Yippee-i-ay, Lasso Physics
By David Frank

A French scientist plumbs the deep math underlying cowboy rope tricks.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Panel Awards Prize for Medicine

Nobel Panel Awards Prize for Medicine
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May-Britt Moser, a Nobel Prize laureate, spoke after Goran Hansson, the secretary of the Karolinska Institute’s Nobel Committee, announced the 2014 Nobel Prize recipients for physiology or medicine.

Published: October 6, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: John O’Keefe of Britain and May‐Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser of Norway Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

John O’Keefe of Britain and May‐Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser of Norway Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine
By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

John O’Keefe of Britain and May‐Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser of Norway were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for their work identifying the cells that make up the positioning system in the brain.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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domenica 5 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up

Our Understanding of Giraffes Does Not Measure Up
By NATALIE ANGIER

Giraffes may be popular — a staple of zoos, corporate logos and the plush toy industry — but until recently, almost nobody studied giraffes in the field, so there is much we don’t know about them.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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venerdì 3 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Martin Perl, Physicist Who Discovered Electron’s Long-Lost Brother, Dies at 87

Martin Perl, Physicist Who Discovered Electron’s Long-Lost Brother, Dies at 87
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Dr. Perl was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1995 for discovering the tau lepton, a subatomic particle that is one of the building blocks of the universe.

Published: October 4, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Ask Well: An Ebola Q. and A.

Ask Well: An Ebola Q. and A.
By Donald Mcneil Jr and Ashley Maas

Donald G. McNeil Jr. answers reader questions about the Ebola virus.

Published: October 3, 2014 at 4:00AM

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giovedì 2 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising

Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

In an annual report, the Food and Drug Administration said the amount of medically important antibiotics sold for use in animals raised for meat grew by 16 percent from 2009 to 2012.

Published: October 3, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: In Alaska, Thousands of Walruses Take to Land

In Alaska, Thousands of Walruses Take to Land
By JEFFERY DelVISCIO

It’s estimated that over 30,000 Pacific walruses have amassed on an Alaska beach, a development tied to the loss of sea ice and a changing climate.

Published: October 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: First Carbon Capture Plant Opens in Canada

First Carbon Capture Plant Opens in Canada
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

The world’s first large-scale project to capture the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant opened on Wednesday in Saskatchewan.

Published: October 3, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: The Evolution of Sleep: 700 Million Years of Melatonin

The Evolution of Sleep: 700 Million Years of Melatonin
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study suggests that humans’ melatonin-driven sleep cycles started some 700 million years ago, in worms.

Published: October 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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mercoledì 1 ottobre 2014

NYT Science: U.S. to Increase Production of Experimental Drug, but May Not Meet Demand

U.S. to Increase Production of Experimental Drug, but May Not Meet Demand
By ANDREW POLLACK

Despite the new efforts, supplies of the drug, ZMapp, are expected to be limited to hundreds or thousands of treatment courses by early next year, which would not be nearly enough if the epidemic continues to spiral out of control.

Published: October 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: First Deaths Linked to Enterovirus 68 Are Announced

First Deaths Linked to Enterovirus 68 Are Announced
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

The respiratory virus has been found in at least four people who died, and has caused an influx of sick children at hospitals nationwide.

Published: October 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Plummet With Long-Acting Female Contraception, Study Says

Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Plummet With Long-Acting Female Contraception, Study Says
By PAM BELLUCK

In a program offering sexually active teenagers in St. Louis free birth control, the rates were less than a quarter of those of such teenagers nationally,

Published: October 2, 2014 at 4:00AM

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NYT Science: Why Some Monarch Butterflies Are Marathoners

Why Some Monarch Butterflies Are Marathoners
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Researchers find a gene that plays a critical role in determining whether monarchs are migratory, along with details about their origins and coloring.

Published: October 7, 2014 at 4:00AM

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