giovedì 31 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Ants Can Change Their Roles, Study Finds

Ants Can Change Their Roles, Study Finds
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A study published this week found that treating ants with chemicals can alter the responsibilities they take on within a colony.

Published: January 5, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Gene Editing Offers Hope for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Studies Find

Gene Editing Offers Hope for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Studies Find
By NICHOLAS WADE

Three research groups, working independently of one another, reported in the journal Science on Thursday that a powerful new gene-editing technique could treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Published: January 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 30 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Climate Chaos, Across the Map

Climate Chaos, Across the Map
By JUSTIN GILLIS

A powerful El Niño climate pattern washes out what was the hottest year ever recorded on the surface of the planet, leaving experts trying to decipher all the factors behind the odd weather extremes of 2015.

Published: December 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Vivid Scenes From a Warm December

Vivid Scenes From a Warm December
By MICHAEL ROSTON

A collection of photos taken by Times readers from moments when it seemed like winter might never come.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 29 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Giant Squid, Elusive Creature of the Deep, Gets a Vivid Close-Up

Giant Squid, Elusive Creature of the Deep, Gets a Vivid Close-Up
By AMISHA PADNANI

A Japanese diver spotted the creature, known as an Architeuthis, and swam alongside it in Toyama Bay, according to a CNN report.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 28 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Type of Rock Is Discovered on Moon

New Type of Rock Is Discovered on Moon
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Chinese researchers operating an unmanned mission discovered the basaltic rock, which is rich in a black mineral called ilmenite.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Residents of Vanuatu, Then and Now

The Residents of Vanuatu, Then and Now
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Skull analysis suggests the earliest inhabitants may have had Asian and Polynesian roots, while modern residents are more similar to Melanesians.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Plant Had a Lovely Striation. Then They Got the Pruning Shears.

The Plant Had a Lovely Striation. Then They Got the Pruning Shears.
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Why do some variegated specimens, with their pleasant patterns of dark and light, grow back without the original pattern intact once they're cut back?

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Lion Expert Who Isn’t Inclined to Turn Tail

A Lion Expert Who Isn't Inclined to Turn Tail
By ERICA GOODE

Determined to preserve African lions, ecologist Craig Packer has antagonized hunters, government officials and even other conservationists.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 3,988,076: The Number of U.S. Births in 2014

3,988,076: The Number of U.S. Births in 2014
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The total was 1 percent higher than in 2013, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The teenage birthrate dropped 9 percent.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Review: ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’ Finds a Dilemma in Our DNA

Review: 'Too Much of a Good Thing' Finds a Dilemma in Our DNA
By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

Genes that once helped ensure humanity's survival have now turned on us, a prominent researcher believes.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock

Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock
By CARL ZIMMER

Neuroscientists have struggled to understand exactly how the mind's cycles affect us. Studies of donated brains provide some answers.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Turkey Vultures Stay Aloft to Focus on Dinner

How Turkey Vultures Stay Aloft to Focus on Dinner
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The birds use small-scale air turbulence to soar continuously at forest edges, without much flapping, according to a new study.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Science News That Stuck With Us in 2015

Science News That Stuck With Us in 2015
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

As the year ends, the Science desk of The New York Times asked its reporters to choose the stories that were the most memorable. These are their selections, with a focus on space, climate change, biology and artificial intelligence.

Published: December 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 25 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Timothy Peake, British Astronaut, Dials Wrong Number From Space

Timothy Peake, British Astronaut, Dials Wrong Number From Space
By JOHN MARKOFF

Mr. Peake, aboard the International Space Station, took his flub to Twitter, apologizing to "the lady I just called by mistake saying 'Hello, is this planet Earth?'"

Published: December 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 24 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Touch of Spring in December on East Coast as Flowers Bloom Early

Touch of Spring in December on East Coast as Flowers Bloom Early
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Warm soil and air temperatures are throwing off several varieties, as this autumn was the warmest on record in the contiguous United States.

Published: December 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos

Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos
By Unknown Author

If plants, flowers or trees nearby you are doing something you find unusual this time of year, we'd like to see it. Please share scenes from your natural environment.

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 23 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Video: Snow in San Diego, for the Polar Bears

Video: Snow in San Diego, for the Polar Bears
By MIKE McPHATE

At least it's snowing somewhere. The San Diego Zoo delivered nearly 26 tons of snow for its residents Kalluk, Tatqiq and Chinook.

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Fitting End for the Hottest Year on Record

A Fitting End for the Hottest Year on Record
By JONAH BROMWICH

"We're living through history, and not of a good kind," a climate activist said.

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 22 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Ban on Microbeads Proves Easy to Pass Through Pipeline

Ban on Microbeads Proves Easy to Pass Through Pipeline
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Tiny additives common in cosmetics like facial scrubs and toothpaste were making their way into waterways.

Published: December 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018
By KENNETH CHANG

The Mars InSight mission will miss its March 2016 launch date, and will remain earthbound for at least two years.

Published: December 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 21 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket After Launch of Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket After Launch of Satellites Into Orbit
By KENNETH CHANG

The launch and then landing could become a familiar sight in spaceflight, allowing rockets to be refurbished and reused.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Gene Drives Offer New Hope Against Diseases and Crop Pests

Gene Drives Offer New Hope Against Diseases and Crop Pests
By NICHOLAS WADE

The technique involves propelling a gene of choice throughout a population. It hasn't been tested in the wild yet, but has worked in the laboratory.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Domesticated Dogs Lag in Reproduction

Domesticated Dogs Lag in Reproduction
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A study that also had wolves and dogs descended from indigenous dogs indicated that domestic dogs had more altered proteins that could affect reproduction.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Would a Potato Chip Lover Tire of Eating Only Chips?

Would a Potato Chip Lover Tire of Eating Only Chips?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Research suggests that most people would quickly get tired of eating even a favorite food, and might even lose weight.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: California Wants to Store Water for Farmers, but Struggles Over How to Do It

California Wants to Store Water for Farmers, but Struggles Over How to Do It
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The state is debating how best to save water that arrives between drought years and help its farmers without sacrificing the needs of its cities or the environment.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Examined World

The Examined World
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Each year, the American Physical Society awards prizes to research videos at the meeting of its fluid dynamics division. Here are some excerpts.

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: When the Situation Is Fluid, Sit Back and Watch

When the Situation Is Fluid, Sit Back and Watch
By JAMES GORMAN

Fluid dynamics, as mathematically demanding and challenging to the nonscientist as any field of physics, produces some of the most compelling videos.

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Quenching California’s Farmland

Quenching California's Farmland
By Unknown Author

California has billions of dollars to use on a new water supply infrastructure, but is so far unable to agree on the best way to store water.

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 20 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: U.S. to Protect African Lions Under Endangered Species Act

U.S. to Protect African Lions Under Endangered Species Act
By ERICA GOODE

Five months after the death of Cecil the lion spurred outrage, the new rules will make it more difficult for hunters to bring lion trophies into the United States.

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 18 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: In Developing World, Cancer Is a Very Different Disease

In Developing World, Cancer Is a Very Different Disease
By GEORGE JOHNSON

In the West, cancer often afflicts those who are affluent and older. In poorer countries, it is not even a leading cause of death.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: After Poaching Deaths, Elephants Rearrange Families

After Poaching Deaths, Elephants Rearrange Families
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Following the death of a matriarch, female offspring work to establish social ties with other elephant groups, a study finds.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Thigh Bone Suggests Ancient and Modern Humans Overlapped

Thigh Bone Suggests Ancient and Modern Humans Overlapped
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Discovered in China, the bone is about 14,000 years old, yet resembles one from Homo erectus or Homo habilis, which lived 1.5 million years ago.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mapping Saturn’s Moons

Mapping Saturn's Moons
By JONATHAN CORUM

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Saturday.

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 17 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Mars Rover Finds Changing Rocks, Surprising Scientists

Mars Rover Finds Changing Rocks, Surprising Scientists
By KENNETH CHANG

The changes found by Curiosity, the NASA vehicle on the planet, show how the climate and environment changed there more than 3 billion years ago.

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Down From the Trees, Humans Finally Got a Decent Night’s Sleep

Down From the Trees, Humans Finally Got a Decent Night's Sleep
By CARL ZIMMER

Humans sleep more deeply but for shorter periods than other primates' habits, a study finds. The pattern may have helped humans evolve more powerful brains.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 16 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Understanding El Niño

Understanding El Niño
By JONAH BROMWICH

Some questions and answers about the meteorological phenomenon named for Jesus Christ. The 2015 El Niño event is one of the strongest ever recorded.

Published: December 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 15 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years

San Diego Vows to Move Entirely to Renewable Energy in 20 Years
By MATT RICHTEL

With an ordinance passed on Tuesday, San Diego became the largest American city to make a legally binding commitment to transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle

Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Two teams find anomalies in data from the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Life on ‘Mars’ by Way of Hawaii: Q. And A.

Life on 'Mars' by Way of Hawaii: Q. And A.
By KATIE ROGERS

Six researchers are living for a year in a NASA habitat that simulates the red planet.

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 14 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Climate Advocates See Need for Continued Activism

Climate Advocates See Need for Continued Activism
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Environmental groups say the focus will shift, and a push for institutional divestment of fossil fuel stocks may intensify.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 120 Multistate Outbreaks: Tip of Iceberg in Food-borne Infection

120 Multistate Outbreaks: Tip of Iceberg in Food-borne Infection
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Every state has been affected, and multistate outbreaks led to 7,929 illnesses from 2010-14, though outbreaks overall sickened more than 71,000 people in that time.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Evelyn Witkin and the Road to DNA Enlightenment

Evelyn Witkin and the Road to DNA Enlightenment
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

A legendary geneticist reflects on the earliest days of a new science, and her groundbreaking work on how DNA responds to damage.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Effort to Bring a Galápagos Tortoise Species Back From the Dead

An Effort to Bring a Galápagos Tortoise Species Back From the Dead
By SANDRA BLAKESLEE

Relations of Lonesome George, the last of his species, who died in 2012, have been discovered. Scientists hope a breeding program will bring a revival.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Jan. 2, 1966: When Airbags Were More Science Fiction Than Fact

Jan. 2, 1966: When Airbags Were More Science Fiction Than Fact
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

An article about auto safety cited "an air-bag arrangement that would rapidly expand and hold passengers in place the instant a collision occurred."

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Trampolining Droplets

Trampolining Droplets
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Microscopic water droplets levitate and bounce up and down, driven only by low pressure and evaporation.

Published: December 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Water’s Big (and Then Bigger) Bounce

Water's Big (and Then Bigger) Bounce
By JAMES GORMAN

Researchers found a way that microscopic droplets can be made to spontaneously launch themselves upward, then bounce even higher after falling to the surface again.

Published: December 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Some Prairie Voles Play the Field, Researchers Find

Some Prairie Voles Play the Field, Researchers Find
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The small rodents are famously monogamous — but not all of them. Nonmonogamy seems a viable strategy for males, as well.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Effort to Bring a Galápagos Turtle Species Back From the Dead

An Effort to Bring a Galápagos Turtle Species Back From the Dead
By SANDRA BLAKESLEE

Relatives of Lonesome George, the last of his species, who died in 2012, have been discovered. Scientists hope a breeding program will bring a revival.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 13 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: How Fish Communicate, Even Using Noise

How Fish Communicate, Even Using Noise
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Fish can send signals via motion and electrical pulses, bioluminescence and chemicals. Researchers have found that some species use sound.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 12 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Climate Accord Is a Healing Step, if Not a Cure

Climate Accord Is a Healing Step, if Not a Cure
By JUSTIN GILLIS

By highlighting the gulf between humanity's stated goals and its plans to achieve them, the climate deal may spur a more intensive worldwide push.

Published: December 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Does a Climate Deal Actually Mean for the World?

What Does a Climate Deal Actually Mean for the World?
By Unknown Author

A group of 195 nations reached a landmark climate agreement on Saturday. Here is what it means for the planet, business, politics and other areas.

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Inside the Paris Climate Deal

Inside the Paris Climate Deal
By CORAL DAVENPORT, JUSTIN GILLIS, SEWELL CHAN and MELISSA EDDY

Highlights from the final draft text of a climate agreement submitted to the delegates in Paris.

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Dec. 12 Draft of Paris Climate Agreement

Dec. 12 Draft of Paris Climate Agreement
By Unknown Author

A group of nations on Saturday released what negotiators described as the final draft of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 11 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded by Silicon Valley Investors

Artificial-Intelligence Research Center Is Founded by Silicon Valley Investors
By JOHN MARKOFF

The investors — including Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman — said they planned to commit $1 billion to the project long-term, but only small sums to start.

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Giving Directions? Start With a Landmark.

Giving Directions? Start With a Landmark.
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Linguists found that study volunteers followed directions faster when they began with a prominent feature in a landscape.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Paleontologists Discover a Poor Cousin to Triceratops

Paleontologists Discover a Poor Cousin to Triceratops
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A fossil recovered in China shows Hualianceratops to have been a plant-eater about the size of spaniel.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 10 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Dec. 10 Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators

Dec. 10 Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators
By Unknown Author

The latest version of the international agreement that negotiators at the Paris climate conference have been haggling over.

Published: December 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cornell Announces a Litter of Puppies Born Using I.V.F.

Cornell Announces a Litter of Puppies Born Using I.V.F.
By CHRISTINE HAUSER

The technique used in conceiving the litter of seven puppies could help with genetic research and saving endangered species.

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities

An Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
By JOHN MARKOFF

An article in the journal Science reported a type of machine learning that outperformed human capabilities for a narrow range of vision-related tasks.

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World’s Forests

Delegates at Climate Talks Focus on Saving the World's Forests
By JUSTIN GILLIS

If a deal is reached, nations — particularly tropical countries — will have agreed to sharp reductions in deforestation, and in some cases to ending it.

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Eight Questions About Climate Change and the Paris Talks

Eight Questions About Climate Change and the Paris Talks
By MICHAEL ROSTON

Test some of what you've learned about climate change after days of talks in Paris.

Published: December 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 9 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: A New Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators

A New Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators
By Unknown Author

A new version was released of the international agreement that negotiators at the Paris climate conference have been haggling over for more than a week.

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Sign Saying Back Off My (Green) Lawn

A Sign Saying Back Off My (Green) Lawn
By MATT RICHTEL

Some home owners in California are using signs to defend their green lawns and head off possibly uncomfortable conversations.

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 8 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research

Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Employees of the environmental group posed as representatives of energy companies and offered to pay prominent commentators on climate change to write papers that extolled the benefits of coal and carbon emissions.

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Reducing Carbon in Utilities

Reducing Carbon in Utilities
By Unknown Author

Peter Terium, chief executive of RWE, discussed the changes affecting utilities industries with the rise in renewables, during The International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Unilever Chief Calls for Climate Funding

Unilever Chief Calls for Climate Funding
By Unknown Author

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, called for private sector financing to address climate change during the International New York Times 'Energy for Tomorrow' conference in Paris.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Amir Aczel, Author of Scientific Cliffhanger, Dies at 65

Amir Aczel, Author of Scientific Cliffhanger, Dies at 65
By WILLIAM GRIMES

Amir Aczel sought out scientific topics with a colorful narrative behind them, including "Fermat's Last Theorem," a mathematical mystery published in 1996.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Clean Sailing

Clean Sailing
By Unknown Author

Ships like the Perla del Caribe are fueled by liquefied natural gas, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions compared with the heavy tarlike fuels used on most ships.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Taming Carbon Emissions From the ‘Invisible’ Shipping Industry

Taming Carbon Emissions From the 'Invisible' Shipping Industry
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

As negotiators gather in Paris to hammer out a new climate treaty, experts are just beginning to assess greenhouse gas emissions by cargo ships.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 7 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: How Often to Ratchet, and How Much?

How Often to Ratchet, and How Much?
By Unknown Author

The Paris climate deal is not going to solve climate change. So negotiators are trying to build a schedule for returning to the negotiating table.

Published: December 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Data Suggest Period of Soaring Global Emissions May Have Peaked

New Data Suggest Period of Soaring Global Emissions May Have Peaked
By JUSTIN GILLIS and CHRIS BUCKLEY

Industrial emissions of greenhouse gases rose just slightly last year and seem to be on the decline in 2015, though initiatives in India and China could upset that.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Exercise May Aid Brain's 'Rewiring'

Exercise May Aid Brain's 'Rewiring'
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The visual cortex may be more adaptable following exercise, a new study suggests.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hawaii’s Dengue Fever Outbreak Grows

Hawaii's Dengue Fever Outbreak Grows
By CHRISTINE HAUSER

Health authorities in Hawaii's Big Island have confirmed 136 cases, and a federal health official said the outbreak could last for months.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Skinnier and Chillier

Skinnier and Chillier
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Feeling cold more often after losing weight probably has to do with a loss of insulating body fat, but medical problems could also be a factor.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect

Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect
By RACHEL NUWER

A mysterious migration "has preoccupied eel scientists for more than a century."

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Australia’s Feral Cats Most Likely European

Australia's Feral Cats Most Likely European
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The nation is home to more than 20 million wild cats, which have driven at least 27 native species to extinction.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 6 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Supplies Bound for Space Station After Successful Launch

Supplies Bound for Space Station After Successful Launch
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A shipment of much-needed groceries, experiments and other items rocketed toward the International Space Station for the first time in months.

Published: December 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 5 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: On Tether to Fossil Fuels, Nations Speak With Money

On Tether to Fossil Fuels, Nations Speak With Money
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Government subsidies for conventional energy still dwarf spending on the fight against climate change. Calls for reforms continue.

Published: December 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 4 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Launch of Cargo Rocket to Space Station Is Postponed

Launch of Cargo Rocket to Space Station Is Postponed
By KENNETH CHANG

Because of poor weather, mission planners stopped the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket intended to resume NASA's deliveries to the International Space Station.

Published: December 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Online Classes Appeal More to the Affluent

Online Classes Appeal More to the Affluent
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Residents of poor neighborhoods are less likely than those in wealthier ones to enroll in free online courses, a study finds.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides

As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides
By JOHN MARKOFF

Roboticists and physicians predict that a new wave of technological advances, including drones, will help older adults stay at home longer.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Chief of House Science Panel Picks Battle Over Climate Paper

Chief of House Science Panel Picks Battle Over Climate Paper
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

As nearly 200 nations convene in Paris to fight climate change, Representative Lamar Smith continues to dispute climate science itself.

Published: December 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 3 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Steven Vogel, Biologist Who Studied How Things Move, Dies at 75

Steven Vogel, Biologist Who Studied How Things Move, Dies at 75
By JAMES GORMAN

Professor Vogel's research and writing on how living things move in air and water helped define and popularize a new scientific field, comparative biomechanics.

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Place Moratorium on Editing Human Genome That Could Be Inherited

Scientists Place Moratorium on Editing Human Genome That Could Be Inherited
By NICHOLAS WADE

The moratorium by China, Britain and the United States comes after the invention of a new technique that eases editing of the human genome.

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Data Storage on DNA Can Keep It Safe for Centuries

Data Storage on DNA Can Keep It Safe for Centuries
By JOHN MARKOFF

Scientists have shown that DNA molecules can be the basis for a long-term storage system potentially capable of holding all of the world's digital information in a tiny space.

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Parents May Pass Down More Than Just Genes, Study Suggests

Parents May Pass Down More Than Just Genes, Study Suggests
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study found genetic differences in men's sperm after they underwent gastric bypass surgery.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators

Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators
By Unknown Author

The working version of text that negotiators at the Paris climate conference will mark up on Thursday.

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Substance Is Harder Than Diamond, Scientists Say

New Substance Is Harder Than Diamond, Scientists Say
By JONAH BROMWICH

Researchers said they have developed a technique for creating a substance they are calling Q-carbon, which could have uses in medicine and industry.

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 2 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Hawaii Court Rescinds Permit to Build Thirty Meter Telescope

Hawaii Court Rescinds Permit to Build Thirty Meter Telescope
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Construction of the telescope had been stalled since April, when protesters blocked crews from the site.

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: With Coal Industry Under Pressure, Some See Long-Term Decline

With Coal Industry Under Pressure, Some See Long-Term Decline
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Environmental regulations and rising competition from cleaner, cheaper alternatives have weighed on the industry.

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA Set to Launch Supply Ship to Space Station

NASA Set to Launch Supply Ship to Space Station
By KENNETH CHANG

Orbital ATK, hired by NASA to ferry cargo, is set to launch 7,700 pounds of equipment, experiments and supplies to the International Space Station on Thursday.

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Climate Change Looks Like

What Climate Change Looks Like
By Unknown Author

This week, we'll be featuring less familiar examples of what climate change looks like, such as the dissolving shells of pteropods.

Published: December 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 30 novembre 2015

NYT Science: A Path Beyond the Paris Climate Change Conference

A Path Beyond the Paris Climate Change Conference
By JUSTIN GILLIS

There are leaders seeking aggressive solutions to global warming, But success will be difficult given that technologies and overall will may not be sufficient.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Ants With Leaping Ability

Ants With Leaping Ability
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Trap-jaw ants can flip backward to escape threats and, according to new research, are capable of jumping forward, too.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Luis Ho Pushes China Into World Astronomy Club

Luis Ho Pushes China Into World Astronomy Club
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

From his post at Peking University, the astronomer Luis Ho has a clear view not just of black holes but also the rapid evolution of science in China.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Oregon Valley Wasn’t Always Forest-Covered, Study Says

Oregon Valley Wasn't Always Forest-Covered, Study Says
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Researchers found that frosty meadowlands and patchy subalpine forest predominated in the Triangle Lake region during the last ice age.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 3.2 Millimeters: A Troubling Rise in Sea Level

3.2 Millimeters: A Troubling Rise in Sea Level
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Since 1993, the average rate of increase in sea level has nearly doubled. By 2081, yearly increases are likely to be as high as 16 millimeters a year.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Lessons From Cellphones on Distribution of Wealth

Lessons From Cellphones on Distribution of Wealth
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new study reports that in developing countries, mobile phone information can be used to determine the geographic distribution of wealth and poverty.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Yawning and the Tears That Follow

Yawning and the Tears That Follow
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Yawning often increases the secretion of tears because of muscular tension, and it can cause a runny nose, too.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Review: Science and Politics Collide in ‘The Death of Cancer’

Review: Science and Politics Collide in 'The Death of Cancer'
By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. provides a rare view of the struggle to move cancer treatment into the modern age.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Full Results of New York Times/CBS News Poll on the Environment

Full Results of New York Times/CBS News Poll on the Environment
By Unknown Author

Two-thirds of Americans think the United States should join a binding international agreement to curb growth of greenhouse gas emissions, but a slim majority of Republicans remains opposed, the poll found.

Published: November 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 28 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Short Answers to Hard Questions about Climate Change

Short Answers to Hard Questions about Climate Change
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The issue can be overwhelming. The science is complicated. We get it. This is your cheat sheet.

Published: November 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Paris Climate Talks Avoid Scientists’ Goal of ‘Carbon Budget’

Paris Climate Talks Avoid Scientists' Goal of 'Carbon Budget'
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Nations have pointedly declined to take up a recommendation from scientists, made several years ago, that they set a cap on total greenhouse gases.

Published: November 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 27 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Scientists Link Moon’s Tilt and Earth’s Gold

Scientists Link Moon's Tilt and Earth's Gold
By KENNETH CHANG

Two planetary scientists believe that large objects passed the moon repeatedly over tens of millions of years and tipped its orbit, some hitting Earth and leaving precious metals behind.

Published: November 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 25 novembre 2015

NYT Science: This Thanksgiving, Let’s Talk About Science

This Thanksgiving, Let's Talk About Science
By MICHAEL ROSTON

Six conversation starters from the fields of science and medicine that we hope will keep your family Thanksgiving gathering more fun than fraught.

Published: November 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: No, the Tryptophan in Turkey Won’t Make You Sleepy

No, the Tryptophan in Turkey Won't Make You Sleepy
By DANIEL VICTOR

A common myth suggests that the tryptophan in turkey will make you drowsy, but that's not why you might be ready for bed after Thanksgiving dinner.

Published: November 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 24 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Blue Origin’s Rocket Launches, and Lands

Blue Origin's Rocket Launches, and Lands
By KENNETH CHANG

Jeffrey Bezo's company sent a rocket more than 100 kilometers in the air, which then fired its engines and returned to the launchpad.

Published: November 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Paging Dr. Pigeon; You’re Needed in Radiology

Paging Dr. Pigeon; You're Needed in Radiology
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Researchers have found that the birds can be trained to tell the difference between malignant and benign breast tumors.

Published: November 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Car Dealers Won’t Sell: It’s Electric

A Car Dealers Won't Sell: It's Electric
By MATT RICHTEL

Car dealers are showing scant enthusiasm for putting consumers into electric cars, despite large fan clubs and governmental pledges.

Published: December 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Is General Relativity?

What Is General Relativity?
By JONATHAN CORUM and JENNIFER DANIEL

Einstein presented his general theory of relativity 100 years ago this month.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Space, the Frontier Right in Front of Us

Space, the Frontier Right in Front of Us
By NATALIE ANGIER

Art, architecture and music were altered by the idea that space is not just a void, but an aesthetic force of its own.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Century Ago, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Changed Everything

A Century Ago, Einstein's Theory of Relativity Changed Everything
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The equation that describes fundamental workings of the universe is as compact and mysterious as a Viking rune.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Albert Einstein and Relativity in the Pages of The Times

Albert Einstein and Relativity in the Pages of The Times
By MICHAEL ROSTON

When Albert Einstein and his work first became known to the broader public, articles in The Times often seemed to alternate between exasperation and fascination

Published: November 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 23 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Flower Power Blooms in the Lab

Flower Power Blooms in the Lab
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Scientists manage to merge electronics and plant parts into an usual transistor.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Engineering Mosquitoes’ Genes to Resist Malaria

Engineering Mosquitoes' Genes to Resist Malaria
By NICHOLAS WADE

Two teams of biologists have created a novel breed of mosquito with modified genes in hopes of eradicating the disease.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: ‘Babushkas of Chernobyl’ Finds Life Thriving in Scarred Land

'Babushkas of Chernobyl' Finds Life Thriving in Scarred Land
By GEORGE JOHNSON

A new documentary focuses on the women who insist on living near the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe

Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe
By CARL ZIMMER

Geneticists at Harvard have found that the rise of agriculture some 8,500 years ago led to widespread changes, affecting height and skin color.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Frozen Lion Cubs Still Have Their Fur 12,000 Years Later

Frozen Lion Cubs Still Have Their Fur 12,000 Years Later
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Two long extinct cave lions were discovered in the Siberian permafrost.

Published: November 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: To Save African Penguins, Humans Run a Dating Service

To Save African Penguins, Humans Run a Dating Service
By CHRISTINA COOKE

The population has declined more than 60 percent over the past 30 years, causing zoo keepers to intervene.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Side Serving of Science for Your Next Birthday Party

A Side Serving of Science for Your Next Birthday Party
By JAMES GORMAN

High-speed video taken of a bursting balloon indicate that the orbs have two modes of popping.

Published: November 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Ballooons Pop

How Ballooons Pop
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Scientists analyzed the process by watching cracks spread through a bursting balloon in slow motion.

Published: November 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 22 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Endangered White Rhino Nola Dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Endangered White Rhino Nola Dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
By LIAM STACK

Nola was euthanized after her health deteriorated because of an infection, leaving just three known northern white rhinos, which live under armed guard in Kenya.

Published: November 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 21 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Are Squirrels Able to Enjoy the Changing Colors of Fall?

Are Squirrels Able to Enjoy the Changing Colors of Fall?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Squirrels do have color vision, but they cannot see the difference between the green leaves of summer and the red leaves of fall, researchers say.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 20 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Deforestation May Threaten Majority of Amazon Tree Species, Study Finds

Deforestation May Threaten Majority of Amazon Tree Species, Study Finds
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

A study published Friday in the journal Science Advances found that at least 36 percent and up to 57 percent of the Amazon's tree species should qualify as threatened.

Published: November 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Technique Can Identify Gender From a Fingerprint

New Technique Can Identify Gender From a Fingerprint
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Researchers find that levels of certain amino acids are twice as high in the sweat of women than in that of men.

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 19 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Which Is More Dangerous, M.M.A. or Boxing?

Which Is More Dangerous, M.M.A. or Boxing?
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

A study found that although combatants in the octagon get hurt more often, their counterparts in the boxing ring suffer more severe injuries.

Published: November 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Parasites Found to Influence Fertility in Women

Parasites Found to Influence Fertility in Women
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Among indigenous people in Bolivia, women were likely to have more children if they were infected with roundworms

Published: November 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Gourds Survived When Even Mastodons Went Extinct

How Gourds Survived When Even Mastodons Went Extinct
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The wild ancestors of pumpkins, gourds and squash may have found safe haven in the cleared lands of ancient humans.

Published: November 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: N.I.H. to End Backing for Invasive Research on Chimps

N.I.H. to End Backing for Invasive Research on Chimps
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

The National Institutes of Health has also announced that it will retire the 50 chimps previously set aside for future biomedical research.

Published: November 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Gourds Survived When Even Mastadons Went Extinct

How Gourds Survived When Even Mastadons Went Extinct
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Eons ago, squash and gourds depended on large mammals to distribute their seeds. But then

Published: November 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 18 novembre 2015

NYT Science: In Some Birds, Love Trumps Hunger Pains

In Some Birds, Love Trumps Hunger Pains
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Instead of foraging elsewhere, some birds stand by while a mate feasts, researchers find.

Published: November 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 17 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Joel Elkes, Who Cast Light on Psychosis, Dies at 101

Joel Elkes, Who Cast Light on Psychosis, Dies at 101
By BENEDICT CAREY

Dr. Elkes published the first scientific trial of a medication for schizophrenia and became a foundational figure in modern psychiatry, helping to illuminate how brain chemistry shapes behavior.

Published: November 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Billions of People Depend on Water From Shrinking Snowpacks

Billions of People Depend on Water From Shrinking Snowpacks
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Drainage basins fed by rain and snow are declining in many parts of the world, researchers report.

Published: November 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 16 novembre 2015

NYT Science: In a Tooth, DNA From Some Very Old Cousins, the Denisovans

In a Tooth, DNA From Some Very Old Cousins, the Denisovans
By CARL ZIMMER

A fossil found in a Siberian cave yields evidence from a vanished, once-hardy branch of the human tree that lived at least 110,000 years ago.

Published: November 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Jawbone in Rock May Clear Up a Mammal Family Mystery

Jawbone in Rock May Clear Up a Mammal Family Mystery
By KENNETH CHANG

Helped by CT scans and 3-D printing, researchers say a rodentlike creature that lived more than 200 million years ago belonged to an ancestral branch.

Published: November 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 14 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Plan to Export Chimps Tests Law to Protect Species

Plan to Export Chimps Tests Law to Protect Species
By JAMES GORMAN

A plan to export eight chimps from a research center in Atlanta to a zoo in England is a first test of an endangered species listing that says that only actions that benefit chimpanzees as a species should be allowed.

Published: November 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 12 novembre 2015

NYT Science: After a Mass Extinction, Only the Small Survive

After a Mass Extinction, Only the Small Survive
By CARL ZIMMER

A study of fossils from before and after a mass extinction 359 million years ago found that animals that flourished after the event were smaller on average.

Published: November 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 11 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Researchers Say There May Be Undiscovered Tomb at Great Pyramid of Giza

Researchers Say There May Be Undiscovered Tomb at Great Pyramid of Giza
By LIAM STACK

A team using scanning technology said temperature variations could indicate the presence of a tomb in the 4,500-year-old structure.

Published: November 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Borrowing From Solar and Chip Tech to Make Diamonds Faster and Cheaper

Borrowing From Solar and Chip Tech to Make Diamonds Faster and Cheaper
By JOHN MARKOFF

A group of engineers and scientists will announce that it has developed an approach to making diamonds that uses technology derived in part from making silicon chips and solar cells.

Published: November 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 10 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit Record, Report Says

Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit Record, Report Says
By Unknown Author

The World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide reached record levels in 2014.

Published: November 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 9 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Stonehenge Begins to Yield Its Secrets

Stonehenge Begins to Yield Its Secrets
By KENNETH CHANG

Discoveries over the last decade have revealed more about the everyday lives of the people for whom the giant monuments held meaning.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Stonehenge Landscape

The Stonehenge Landscape
By Unknown Author

To many visitors, Stonehenge is not much more than some big stones and not as impressive as they imagined. But the story is not just Stonehenge.

Published: November 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Breakthrough Prize Looks to Stars to Shine on Science

Breakthrough Prize Looks to Stars to Shine on Science
By JOHN MARKOFF

The idea behind the Breakthrough Prize is that if scientists are viewed as celebrities, then more young students will aspire to be scientists.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hollywood in the Operating Room

Hollywood in the Operating Room
By EMMA COTT and BEN LAFFIN

Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have four minutes to save this gunshot wound victim. So how do residents learn such a risky procedure? With a little help from Hollywood.

Published: November 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Astronauts Needed: NASA Wants to Make Mars Your Corner Office

Astronauts Needed: NASA Wants to Make Mars Your Corner Office
By KENNETH CHANG

NASA will be posting job openings for astronauts in December as it prepares to resume manned space flight.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Animals Rely on Hair to Keep Clean, Study Finds

Animals Rely on Hair to Keep Clean, Study Finds
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

In insects and mammals alike, hairs trap dirt particles but also help remove them.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: In Ancient Times, Salamanders Bared Their Fangs

In Ancient Times, Salamanders Bared Their Fangs
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Amphibian fossils discovered in Brazil suggest the Pangaean supercontinent held extensive southern tropics.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Inside the Flame

Inside the Flame
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

High-speed imaging captures what happens when a laser ignites a bubble of methane.

Published: November 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Making Scientists Feel Like Kids Again With High-Speed Video

Making Scientists Feel Like Kids Again With High-Speed Video
By JAMES GORMAN

Scientists create stunning video of methane bubble flames in a course at the university.

Published: November 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 8 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment

Breakthrough Prizes Give Top Scientists the Rock Star Treatment
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

The richest awards in science were handed out Sunday as the Breakthrough Prize organization presented a total of $21.9 million to physicists, mathematicians, life scientists and one talented teenager.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 7 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Should You Treat Muscle Pain With Ice or Heat?

Should You Treat Muscle Pain With Ice or Heat?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Cold therapy is usually recommended in the immediate aftermath of an acute injury, but both heat and cold may help with lingering muscle pain.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 6 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Exxon Inquiry Both Mirrors and Contrasts With Tobacco Industry Case

Exxon Inquiry Both Mirrors and Contrasts With Tobacco Industry Case
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

The tobacco industry largely hid evidence of the addictiveness of tobacco, while Exxon published peer-reviewed climate change research even as it raised doubts on the underlying science.

Published: November 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Range of Opinions on Climate Change at Exxon Mobil

A Range of Opinions on Climate Change at Exxon Mobil
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Statements made by Exxon Mobil – including executives and its own scientists – about climate change over the years.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations

More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS

The start of an inquiry by the New York attorney general's office into Exxon Mobil's record on climate change could lead to additional legal actions involving other major energy companies.

Published: November 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 5 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Howard Green, Pioneer in Skin Regeneration, Dies at 90

Howard Green, Pioneer in Skin Regeneration, Dies at 90
By SAM ROBERTS

From a failed experiment, Dr. Green discovered how to regenerate skin that could be grafted onto burn victims, and inspired future stem cell research.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: F.D.A. Approves Genvoya, a New One-Pill Treatment for H.I.V.

F.D.A. Approves Genvoya, a New One-Pill Treatment for H.I.V.
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The pill is expected to be less likely to cause kidney damage or loss of bone density, which have become problems for people with H.I.V. who survive into old age.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Engineer a Plant to Reject Its Own Pollen

Scientists Engineer a Plant to Reject Its Own Pollen
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Preventing self-pollination may strengthen genetic diversity and provide better yields, researchers suggest.

Published: November 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: No, Hot Dogs Do Not Contain Human Meat

No, Hot Dogs Do Not Contain Human Meat
By JONAH BROMWICH

But the hype machine of Silicon Valley has reasons for wanting you to think so.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements

Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements
By JUSTIN GILLIS and CLIFFORD KRAUSS

The sweeping inquiry, by the state attorney general, focuses on whether the oil company lied to the public and investors over the risks of climate change.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mars’ Atmosphere Stripped Away by Solar Storms, NASA Says

Mars' Atmosphere Stripped Away by Solar Storms, NASA Says
By KENNETH CHANG

New readings from NASA's Maven mission indicate that the upper atmosphere on Mars is lost at a rate of 10 pounds a second during solar storms.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Study Links Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Scientists Study Links Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

A collection of studies examining extreme weather in 2014, including drought, floods and storms, found signs that climate change likely played a role in many.

Published: November 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 4 novembre 2015

NYT Science: Toxin Taints Crabs and Kills Sea Mammals, Scientists Warn

Toxin Taints Crabs and Kills Sea Mammals, Scientists Warn
By JONAH BROMWICH

Record-high ocean temperatures have contributed to a problem that poisons shellfish and kills sea mammals.

Published: November 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Close-Up of the Sun

A Close-Up of the Sun
By REUTERS

NASA released a video of the sun created from still images taken by its space-based telescope, the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The labor intensive process takes 10 hours to make one minute of video.

Published: November 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 2 novembre 2015

NYT Science: A Hawaiian Canoe Crosses the Oceans, Guided by Sun and Stars

A Hawaiian Canoe Crosses the Oceans, Guided by Sun and Stars
By LAURA PARKER

The Hokule'a is circling the globe without modern navigation, drawing attention to climate change and to the seafaring skills of ancient Polynesians.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 15 Years of Living in Space

15 Years of Living in Space
By NASA TV VIA REUTERS

Astronauts reflect on 15 years of humans inhabiting the International Space Station.

Published: November 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets

Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets
By JOHN MARKOFF

The entrepreneurs Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis are behind a Starship Technologies bot designed to make home deliveries.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Special Delivery

Special Delivery
By STARSHIP TECHNOLOGIES

Starship Technologies, an Estonian start-up, wants its robot to solve the "last mile" problem — getting goods like groceries, drug store items and most small packages to suburban homes.

Published: November 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: More Than Half Entire Species of Saigas Gone in Mysterious Die-Off

More Than Half Entire Species of Saigas Gone in Mysterious Die-Off
By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists now estimate that at least 211,000 of the antelopes — more than half of the species — died in May and suspect that rough weather was a trigger.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Gaining Insight Into Some Itches

Gaining Insight Into Some Itches
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Itches caused by the lightest of touches are created by a dedicated neural pathway, a new study suggests.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Bird Eggs Are Fertilized by More Than One Sperm

Bird Eggs Are Fertilized by More Than One Sperm
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Penetration by multiple sperm may be unusual among animals, but it is somehow crucial to the development of the bird embryo, a new study finds.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Taking the Measure of Body Temperature

Taking the Measure of Body Temperature
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

If our normal body temperature is about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees centigrade, why aren't we most comfortable when the temperature around us is the same?

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron

The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

The interplay of all the different kinds of warming going on can be difficult to sort out and, as with the recent hurricane, attributing a weather event to a single cause is unrealistic.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cricket Ballet

Cricket Ballet
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Some crickets manage their soaring leaps — 50 to 60 times their body length — with dancelike movements of their legs and antennae.

Published: November 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Crickets and Their Spectacular Dancelike Leaps

Crickets and Their Spectacular Dancelike Leaps
By JAMES GORMAN

The soaring jumps of an invasive cricket look like an insect ballet in slow motion.

Published: November 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 1 novembre 2015

NYT Science: A Rooftop View of Insect Migration in a Warming Climate

A Rooftop View of Insect Migration in a Warming Climate
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark say that climate change is affecting specialized insects that rely on a single food source .

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Leo P. Kadanoff, Physicist of Phase Transitions, Dies at 78

Leo P. Kadanoff, Physicist of Phase Transitions, Dies at 78
By KENNETH CHANG

Dr. Kadanoff studied the process by which matter changes from one form to another and "won basically every prize except the Nobel Prize."

Published: November 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 30 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Exxon Mobil Accused of Misleading Public on Climate Change Risks

Exxon Mobil Accused of Misleading Public on Climate Change Risks
By JUSTIN GILLIS and JOHN SCHWARTZ

Environmental and social justice groups are calling for a federal investigation, claiming that the oil and gas company deceived the American public in order to protect profits.

Published: October 31, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA’s Cassini Zooms In on Enceladus

NASA's Cassini Zooms In on Enceladus
By DENNIS OVERBYE and MICHAEL ROSTON

The spacecraft flew within 30 miles of Saturn's icy moon, collecting data on the contents of the watery plume it ejects into space.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Book Review: ‘Ending Medical Reversal’ Laments Flip-Flopping

Book Review: 'Ending Medical Reversal' Laments Flip-Flopping
By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

Ever-changing advice on treatment and care is demoralizing both doctors and patients, the authors claim.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks
By RALPH BLUMENTHAL

Satellite photographs from 430 miles above Kazakhstan reveal colossal geometric figures that remain puzzling and largely unknown.

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Spooky Science Stories, Just in Time for Halloween

Spooky Science Stories, Just in Time for Halloween
By THE NEW YORK TIMES

Gather around as the crypt keepers of our Science department share scientific curiosities of things that slither and crawl and fly.

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Cod’s Continuing Decline Linked to Warming Gulf of Maine Waters

Cod's Continuing Decline Linked to Warming Gulf of Maine Waters
By ERICA GOODE

A new study finds that drastic cuts in fishing quotas have not helped cod recover because rising temperatures have also decreased reproduction and increased mortality.

Published: October 30, 2015 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 28 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Though Labeled ‘Wild,’ That Serving of Salmon May Be Farmed or ‘Faux’

Though Labeled 'Wild,' That Serving of Salmon May Be Farmed or 'Faux'
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Over all, 43 percent of the salmon Oceana collected — in New York, Washington, Chicago and Virginia, from upscale and takeout restaurants, and from various neighborhood and chain groceries— was misidentified

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Urge National Initiative on Microbiomes

Scientists Urge National Initiative on Microbiomes
By CARL ZIMMER

Leading scientists called for a major project, similar to the Brain Initiative, to better understand the microbial communities that are essential to humans.

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: In Icy Breath of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus, Cassini Hunts for Life

In Icy Breath of Saturn's Moon Enceladus, Cassini Hunts for Life
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The NASA spacecraft's final pass through plumes from the moon's buried ocean sets the stage for further efforts to find life out there.

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Dark Oceans: Surveying Saturn’s Moons

Dark Oceans: Surveying Saturn's Moons
By JASON DRAKEFORD, JONATHAN CORUM and DENNIS OVERBYE

After 11 years orbiting Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has changed our understanding of liquid water in the outer solar system.

Published: October 28, 2015 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 26 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Ancient Treasures From a Warrior’s Grave

Ancient Treasures From a Warrior's Grave
By Unknown Author

In the tomb of a man buried around 1500 B.C., archaeologists have uncovered artifacts that tell of the cultural exchanges that predated classical Greece.

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: 4 Dead After Being Infected by a Device in Surgery at a Pennsylvania Hospital

4 Dead After Being Infected by a Device in Surgery at a Pennsylvania Hospital
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

At least eight patients who received treatment at WellSpan York Hospital were infected, and about 1,300 are being notified of possible exposure to harmful bacteria.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Nothing Simple About Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Nothing Simple About Hunter-Gatherer Societies
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

"In contrast to the simple caveman view of a hunter-gatherer, we found that it requires a tremendous amount of skill, knowledge and training," a study author said.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away

Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away
By RACHEL NUWER

Twenty years ago, there were just 21 Betula chichibuensis birch trees remaining in the wild. Botanists have now germinated seeds from the species in hopes of saving it.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: DNA of Ancient Children Offers Clues on How People Settled the Americas

DNA of Ancient Children Offers Clues on How People Settled the Americas
By CARL ZIMMER

Using the skeletons of two children who lived in Alaska 11,500 years ago, researchers discovered the first DNA found in the region known as Beringia.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: African Lion Population Is Dwindling, Study Finds

African Lion Population Is Dwindling, Study Finds
By ERICA GOODE

Researchers found drastic drops in West and Central African lion populations while most other parts of the continent were experiencing less severe declines.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Telephone’s Muted Emergence

The Telephone's Muted Emergence
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The first telephone was not presented at an Apple-style extravaganza. Readers of The New York Times heard of the device gradually, in brief accounts.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: ‘Intolerable’ Heat May Hit the Middle East by the End of the Century

'Intolerable' Heat May Hit the Middle East by the End of the Century
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Areas of the Persian Gulf could be hit by waves of heat and humidity so severe that simply being outside for several hours could threaten human life, a study says.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Warrior’s Grave at Pylos, Greece, Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

A Warrior's Grave at Pylos, Greece, Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations
By NICHOLAS WADE

A warrior's tomb full of precious metals and jewels is expected to give insight into the rise of the Mycenaeans, from whom Greek culture developed.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Plants Manage Cellular Damage Related to Weather

Plants Manage Cellular Damage Related to Weather
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Plants rid their cells of individual chloroplasts damaged by heat and drought, scientists find.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Spoonful of Dirt

A Spoonful of Dirt
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Did eating a little bit of dirt ever hurt anyone?

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Making Faces

Making Faces
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Computer scientists have a way to manipulate videos to change a person's facial expressions in real time.

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: When a Face-Off Becomes a Trade-Off

When a Face-Off Becomes a Trade-Off
By JAMES GORMAN

Computer scientists have developed a system allowing real-time manipulation of facial expressions in live video.

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 23 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: 19,000: Birds for Sale in Jakarta’s Biggest Markets

19,000: Birds for Sale in Jakarta's Biggest Markets
By RACHEL NUWER

Birds are widely sought as pets in Indonesia, and the demand is taking a toll on threatened species.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Hurricane Patricia: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Patricia: What You Need to Know
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Answers to common questions about the storm, which has astonished meteorologists due to its scale.

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 22 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Robert M. White, Meteorologist Who Revolutionized Weather Forecasts, Dies at 92

Robert M. White, Meteorologist Who Revolutionized Weather Forecasts, Dies at 92
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Dr. White was the first person to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and warned of climate change long before it was widely recognized.

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Seductive Bass Tones Enough to Seal the Deal in Some Monkey Species

Seductive Bass Tones Enough to Seal the Deal in Some Monkey Species
By JAMES GORMAN

A study of howler monkeys finds that to gain a mating advantage, species evolved either to make very low frequency sounds, or have much larger testicles, but none had both.

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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