venerdì 30 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Yves Chauvin, Chemist Sharing Nobel Prize, Dies at 84

Yves Chauvin, Chemist Sharing Nobel Prize, Dies at 84
By KENNETH CHANG

Mr. Chauvin helped unlock the secret of “green chemistry” to produce less hazardous waste in manufacturing.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Speck of Interstellar Dust Rebuts a Big Bang Theory

A Speck of Interstellar Dust Rebuts a Big Bang Theory
By DENNIS OVERBYE

A huge scientific discovery by a team of astronomers called Bicep, on further review, is found in need of more work.

Published: January 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 29 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Left Means Less, Even for Chickens

Left Means Less, Even for Chickens
By ERICA GOODE

Scientists found that newborn chicks, like people, seem to map numbers spatially, associating smaller amounts with the left and larger ones with the right.

Published: January 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Counting by Chickens

Counting by Chickens
By Unknown Author

Researchers demonstrated that chickens naturally order numbers left to right. When the number five is in the middle, chickens naturally go left for lower numbers and to the right for higher numbers.

Published: January 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: In the Way Cancer Cells Work Together, a Possible Tool for Their Demise

In the Way Cancer Cells Work Together, a Possible Tool for Their Demise
By CARL ZIMMER

Research on the cooperation that goes on in a cancerous tumor could point to a new strategy for fighting the disease.

Published: January 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 28 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels

New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels
By JUSTIN GILLIS

An environmental think tank says turning plant matter into liquid fuel or electricity is so inefficient that the approach is unlikely ever to supply a substantial fraction of global energy demand.

Published: January 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Producing Biofuels

Producing Biofuels
By Unknown Author

A selection of sources are currently in use, or are being studied, as potential biofuels.

Published: January 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Ancient Skull Adds New Insight to Story of Human Evolution

Ancient Skull Adds New Insight to Story of Human Evolution
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

Researchers have discovered a 55,000-year-old fossil skull that they say is a missing connection between African and European populations.

Published: January 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 27 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Snowstorm’s Forecasters Were Mostly Right

Snowstorm’s Forecasters Were Mostly Right
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Meteorologists said their computer models correctly predicted a major snowfall in the Northeast, but it intensified 50 to 100 miles farther east than expected, mostly sparing New York City.

Published: January 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 26 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: British Data Echoes U.S. Climate Report

British Data Echoes U.S. Climate Report
By REUTERS

Last year tied with 2010 as the hottest on record, in a new sign of long-term global warming stoked by human activities, British researchers said Monday.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Treatment of Overdose Will Cost Cities Less

Treatment of Overdose Will Cost Cities Less
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

The Clinton Foundation on Monday announced that it had negotiated a lower price for an emergency treatment that can prevent heroin overdoses with a company that makes it.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: My Very Educated Readers Just Served Us Some New Planet Mnemonics

My Very Educated Readers Just Served Us Some New Planet Mnemonics
By Unknown Author

We asked our readers to submit their own mnemonics, including the dwarf planets. Here are some of our favorites:

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hoping to Set Sail on Sunlight

Hoping to Set Sail on Sunlight
By KENNETH CHANG

The Planetary Society announced that it would send the first of two small spacecraft testing the technology of solar sails into orbit in May.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Your Letters: End of Life Decisions and Writing Your Story

Your Letters: End of Life Decisions and Writing Your Story
By Unknown Author

Letters to the Editor.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cleaning Up Water by Running It Through Dirt

Cleaning Up Water by Running It Through Dirt
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Storm runoff can be toxic to aquatic life, but a study suggests that filtering the water through dirt before it enters streams, rivers or the ocean is a solution.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon

Off the 3-D Printer, Practice Parts for the Surgeon
By KAREN WEINTRAUB

Three-dimensional printing allows surgeons to foresee issues, not stumble into them.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Bee Solution to Winter

The Bee Solution to Winter
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Do bees hibernate, especially where temperatures are below freezing for extended periods? Why don’t they just freeze?

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Study Suggests Earlier Use of Tools by Hominids

Study Suggests Earlier Use of Tools by Hominids
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Human ancestors developed hands that were better suited to holding tools than climbing trees up to 600,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Anatomy of a Health Care Mess

Anatomy of a Health Care Mess
By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

What began as a Time magazine report on the nation’s broken health care system became Steven Brill’s comprehensive chronicle of the politicking behind the Affordable Care Act.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Unlikely Friends

Unlikely Friends
By Erica Goode and Ashley Maas

Videos of unlikely animal friendships are massively popular on social media, so much so that scientists are now wondering how to define such relationships and why they are so fascinating to us.

Published: January 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Learning from Animal Friendships

Learning from Animal Friendships
By ERICA GOODE

Interspecies interactions are all over YouTube. Yes, they’re cute, but are they useful to scientists?

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Animals as Friends

Animals as Friends
By Unknown Author

A look at some odd animal pairings.

Published: January 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Millions Paid by X Prize Foundation for Progress Toward Trip to Moon

Millions Paid by X Prize Foundation for Progress Toward Trip to Moon
By KENNETH CHANG

The X Prize Foundation paid more than $5 million to several groups for advances in landing, moving on the lunar surface and imaging.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How the Smell of Rain Bubbles From the Ground

How the Smell of Rain Bubbles From the Ground
By JAMES GORMAN

Two M.I.T. scientists found that the right velocity of a raindrop on the right kind of soil can create the smell, known as petrichor.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Smell of Rain

The Smell of Rain
By David Frank and James Gorman

Raindrops capture tiny bubbles which then release that fresh, earthy scent into the air.

Published: January 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Phase of Space Travel Hopes to Set Sail on Sunlight

New Phase of Space Travel Hopes to Set Sail on Sunlight
By KENNETH CHANG

The Planetary Society announced that it would send the first of two small spacecraft testing the technology of solar sails into orbit in May.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 22 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Rosetta Finds Out Much About a Comet, Even With a Wayward Lander

Rosetta Finds Out Much About a Comet, Even With a Wayward Lander
By KENNETH CHANG

Photographs and data from the European Space Agency craft have provided an unprecedented close-up examination of a comet, 67P.

Published: January 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Even Elusive Animals Leave DNA, and Clues, Behind

Even Elusive Animals Leave DNA, and Clues, Behind
By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists are relying more heavily on environmental DNA, shed in an animal’s habitat, to track rare or endangered species.

Published: January 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 21 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Scientists Develop Technique Aimed at Preventing Spread of Bio-Engineered Organisms

Scientists Develop Technique Aimed at Preventing Spread of Bio-Engineered Organisms
By ANDREW POLLACK

A team has given E. coli a unique genetic code, making it dependent on unnatural amino acids so it would die in the wild, they say.

Published: January 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 20 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: My Very Educated Readers, Please Write Us a New Planet Mnemonic

My Very Educated Readers, Please Write Us a New Planet Mnemonic
By Unknown Author

If dwarf planets are considered actual planets, the mnemonic device for remembering their order will need to be rewritten. We are taking suggestions.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: More Progress Made Toward Learning Contents of Herculaneum Scrolls

More Progress Made Toward Learning Contents of Herculaneum Scrolls
By NICHOLAS WADE

Researchers say that for the first time, they can read letters inside the scrolls without unrolling them, by using a laserlike beam of X-rays.

Published: January 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 19 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Planet Ex

Planet Ex
By KENNETH CHANG

Two NASA spacecraft will soon have a closer look at Pluto and Ceres, whatever one considers them.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Your Letters: Medical School Naming, Ocean Life and Constipation

Your Letters: Medical School Naming, Ocean Life and Constipation
By Unknown Author

Letters to the Editor.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Tarnish of the Golden Years

The Tarnish of the Golden Years
By JANE GROSS

‘Essays After Eighty’ is a frank collection from Donald Hall about growing older, not better, amid a ‘ceremony of losses.’

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Electricity-Free Fountains

Electricity-Free Fountains
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

How did ornamental water fountains work before the availability of electricity or even steam engines to run the pumps?

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Amid the Clatter of Bats, a Call to Feed

Amid the Clatter of Bats, a Call to Feed
By JAMES GORMAN

When a greater mouse-tailed bat hears another bat hunting, it flies toward the sound, because it signals the presence of food, a study says.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Millennials Set to Outnumber Baby Boomers

Millennials Set to Outnumber Baby Boomers
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

The total of millennials — those born from 1981 to 1997 — will reach 75.3 million, overtaking baby boomers (1946 to 1964) as the United States’ largest living generation.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Bats That Prey Together

Bats That Prey Together
By David Frank

For some bats eavesdropping is a way to find who is eating, and join them.

Published: January 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Random Acts of Being Human

Random Acts of Being Human
By GEORGE JOHNSON

Though we long for control, chance plays a powerful role in the biology of cancer and the evolution of life.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Microscopy Stretches Limits of Conventional Microscopes

Microscopy Stretches Limits of Conventional Microscopes
By JOHN MARKOFF

A new technique makes minute biological features, some just 70 nanometers wide, more visible through regular optical microscopes.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Food Detectives on a Tough Case

Food Detectives on a Tough Case
By PETER ANDREY SMITH

A lab is at the forefront of an effort to keep China from dodging United States tariffs on honey.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Facebook Knows You Better Than Anyone Else

Facebook Knows You Better Than Anyone Else
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Researchers have developed a computer model that can judge someone’s personality more accurately than friends and family — using just the subject’s Facebook activity.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Extreme Migration: Geese Hug the Himalayas

Extreme Migration: Geese Hug the Himalayas
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Scientists have discovered that bar-headed geese stay close to the terrain on their round trip, allowing them to avoid thin air.

Published: January 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 16 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: SpaceX Founder Releases Photos of Rocket’s Crash Landing

SpaceX Founder Releases Photos of Rocket’s Crash Landing
By KENNETH CHANG

Elon Musk posted pictures of a Falcon 9 rocket exploding on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

Published: January 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mars Orbiter Spots Beagle 2, European Lander Missing Since 2003

Mars Orbiter Spots Beagle 2, European Lander Missing Since 2003
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A NASA probe spotted the intact spacecraft, which had not been seen or heard from since its landing attempt and was presumed destroyed.

Published: January 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record, Surpassing 2010

2014 Was Hottest Year on Record, Surpassing 2010
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Extreme land temperatures were accompanied by an unusually warm ocean surface virtually everywhere except around Antarctica, scientists reported Friday.

Published: January 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 15 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: F.D.A. Begins Inquiry After Death and Illnesses From Saline Bags Meant for Training

F.D.A. Begins Inquiry After Death and Illnesses From Saline Bags Meant for Training
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Health authorities were scrambling to find out how hundreds of bags of unsterilized saline solution could have been used in real patients, killing one person and possibly causing dozens to fall ill.

Published: January 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Study Raises Alarm for Health of Ocean Life

Study Raises Alarm for Health of Ocean Life
By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to alter oceans on an unprecedented scale.

Published: January 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 14 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum

West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.

Published: January 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Research May Solve a Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise

New Research May Solve a Puzzle in Sea Level’s Rise
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Researchers have reported that the ocean did not rise quite as much as previously believed in the 20th century, possibly explaining a discrepancy in climate research.

Published: January 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Space Station Crew Moves to Russian Side Over Fears of Ammonia Leak

Space Station Crew Moves to Russian Side Over Fears of Ammonia Leak
By KENNETH CHANG

NASA said no injuries were reported and that there were strong indications that the problem was a faulty sensor rather than an actual leak.

Published: January 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 13 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Out There

Out There
By Unknown Author

Scenic tours through the Milky Way and beyond.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Photos of Pluto by NASA’s New Horizons Mission

Photos of Pluto by NASA’s New Horizons Mission
By JONATHAN CORUM

The New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto and will begin observations this week.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Photos of Ceres by NASA’s Dawn Mission

Photos of Ceres by NASA’s Dawn Mission
By JONATHAN CORUM

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is approaching the dwarf planet Ceres.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 12 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: No Time for Bats to Rest Easy

No Time for Bats to Rest Easy
By NATALIE ANGIER

White-nose syndrome, a disease contracted in hibernation, threatens a resilient, helpful marvel.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Sparrows Don’t Just Sing Same Old Song

Sparrows Don’t Just Sing Same Old Song
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

The birds can convey vastly different meanings by varying the length and context of their whistles and trills, researchers find.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Age and the Shingles Vaccine

Age and the Shingles Vaccine
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Why do many health insurers pay for the vaccine only for those are who 60 and older?

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Gallery of Tenacious Survivors

A Gallery of Tenacious Survivors
By DANA JENNINGS

Rachel Sussman spent nearly 10 years and traveled to all seven continents to create striking images of organisms that are at least 2,000 years old.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Ambassador for Physics Is Shifting His Mission

An Ambassador for Physics Is Shifting His Mission
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Rolf-Dieter Heuer, who as director led CERN from a dark period and declared the finding of the Higgs boson, is in the final year of his term.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Picturing the Invisible

Picturing the Invisible
By JOHN MARKOFF

Thermal imaging, once limited to the police and the military, is becoming a mainstream technology.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Your Letters: Cancer’s Luck, Earth-Like Planets and Protecting Pedestrians

Your Letters: Cancer’s Luck, Earth-Like Planets and Protecting Pedestrians
By Unknown Author

Letters to the Editor.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Computer That Knows When to Hold ’Em

A Computer That Knows When to Hold ’Em
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Scientists have developed an algorithm that guarantees at least a draw in one variation of poker.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Best Selling Science Books

Best Selling Science Books
By Unknown Author

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: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Skinny on Moving Under Sand

The Skinny on Moving Under Sand
By JAMES GORMAN

A study showed that the long, slender shape of a snake was able to move more efficiently than that of a lizard.

Published: January 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How to Swim in Sand

How to Swim in Sand
By David Frank

X-ray videos show that a slender, flexible body and smooth skin allow the shovel-nose snake to move efficiently through sand.

Published: January 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 10 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: SpaceX Falls Short in Attempt to Land Rocket on Earth

SpaceX Falls Short in Attempt to Land Rocket on Earth
By KENNETH CHANG

The company put the Falcon 9 into orbit, but its audacious bid to land the rocket’s first stage on a floating platform was unsuccessful.

Published: January 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 7 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: In a Far-Off Galaxy, 2 Black Holes Dance Toward an Explosive Union

In a Far-Off Galaxy, 2 Black Holes Dance Toward an Explosive Union
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Scientists say a galaxy-wrecking collision of the black holes could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions.

Published: January 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: F.D.A. Panel’s Action Could Open Way to Lower-Cost Biologics

F.D.A. Panel’s Action Could Open Way to Lower-Cost Biologics
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

The group is expected to recommend approval of a cheaper copy of a drug, which could lead to generic copies of some of the most expensive medications.

Published: January 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 6 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Recipe for a Small Planet

Recipe for a Small Planet
By Unknown Author

Astronomers have found a recipe for rocky, Earthlike planets orbiting other stars.

Published: January 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: As Ranks of Goldilocks Planets Grow, Astronomers Consider What’s Next

As Ranks of Goldilocks Planets Grow, Astronomers Consider What’s Next
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Scientists have found eight new planets orbiting their stars that look a lot like Earth. The next question: how to study them more closely.

Published: January 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: SpaceX Rocket Launch Is Called Off Minutes Before Liftoff

SpaceX Rocket Launch Is Called Off Minutes Before Liftoff
By KENNETH CHANG

A launch commentator on NASA Television said the rocket experienced an “actuator drift” issue with the second-stage propulsion system.

Published: January 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 5 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: Our Planet, Our Holiday

Our Planet, Our Holiday
By Unknown Author

A letter to the Editor.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Stark Pictures of Authority at Sundance and Other Science Events

Stark Pictures of Authority at Sundance and Other Science Events
By JASCHA HOFFMAN

January events at the intersection of culture and science.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scrutiny for a Childhood Remedy

Scrutiny for a Childhood Remedy
By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

A team of scientists in Philadelphia will examine an ingredient used in laxatives given to children.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Perceptions of Race at a Glance

Perceptions of Race at a Glance
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

A professor tries to unearth biases to aid criminal justice.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Mystery Bubbling Just Below

A Mystery Bubbling Just Below
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Volcanic eruptions are among the earth’s most cataclysmic events, but scientists are often reduced to analyzing possibilities within possibilities when making forecasts. The truth is, no one really knows for sure what will happen.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How It Happens | Volcanic Eruptions

How It Happens | Volcanic Eruptions
By Henry Fountain, Aaron Byrd and Colin Archdeacon

The eruption of a volcano can be one of the planet’s most destructive events - spewing huge amounts of rock, gas and ash that can kill people. Henry Fountain explains how a volcano can blow its top.

Published: January 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Frogs That Give Birth to Live Tadpoles

Frogs That Give Birth to Live Tadpoles
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The newly described species, Limnonectes larvaepartus, was discovered in the rain forests of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: One Doesn’t Have to See to Be Fooled by Illusion

One Doesn’t Have to See to Be Fooled by Illusion
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

In a study, blind people using echolocation to judge the weight of boxes were just as likely to be incorrect as those with vision.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: When Leaves Fail to Fall

When Leaves Fail to Fall
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Why are shriveled leaves remaining on a Japanese maple?

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Bloom Is on for Maple Syrup

The Bloom Is on for Maple Syrup
By JOSHUA A. KRISCH

Sugar makers have historically relied solely on the weather to predict good and bad syrup years. But seed production is a key indicator of what is set to flow from the trees and onto your pancakes.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Research With a Scientific and Moral Purpose

Research With a Scientific and Moral Purpose
By JOHN MARKOFF

In 2012, Ann Lam and Elan Ohayon, her husband, founded the Green Neuroscience Laboratory. The focus is on using environmentally clean methods and looking at the reasons behind an assignment.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Patient, Heal Thyself

Patient, Heal Thyself
By ABIGAIL ZUGER., M.D.

A book that emphasizes gathering data over having a caring provider.

Published: January 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 4 gennaio 2015

NYT Science: SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth

SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth
By KENNETH CHANG

On Tuesday, the company hopes to upend the economics of space travel, by landing the first stage of a rocket intact on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

Published: January 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Big Bang to Be Investigated From Balloon in Antarctica

Big Bang to Be Investigated From Balloon in Antarctica
By DENNIS OVERBYE

A set of six telescopes known as Spider will circle the continent for the next 20 days, observing a haze of faint microwave radio waves that are thought to be the fading Big Bang remnants.

Published: January 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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