martedì 31 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Gas Utilities Reduce Leaks of Methane, Study Finds

Gas Utilities Reduce Leaks of Methane, Study Finds
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Researchers suggested that the reduction was largely a result of equipment upgrades, including replacement of leaky old cast-iron or unprotected steel pipe.

Published: April 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Syracuse to Drop Fossil Fuel Stocks From Endowment

Syracuse to Drop Fossil Fuel Stocks From Endowment
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

At $1.2 billion, Syracuse’s is the largest university endowment to divest entirely of fossil fuel stocks.

Published: April 1, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 30 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Climate Change Threatens to Kill Off More Aspen Forests by 2050s, Scientists Say

Climate Change Threatens to Kill Off More Aspen Forests by 2050s, Scientists Say
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Scientists warned that the aspen forests could be doomed if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, adding to other studies that suggest the global effect of climate change.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Modern Explorers Seek a Place in a GPS World

Modern Explorers Seek a Place in a GPS World
By DANIEL ENGBER

When every inch of the planet seems mapped, what’s left for the adventurous?

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to Times articles about science and health.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Farmer Ant’s Unique Fungal Crop

A Farmer Ant’s Unique Fungal Crop
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Newly discovered ants have domesticated a fungus deadly to other ant species.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Wing That Can Recover From Mid-Air Collisions

A Wing That Can Recover From Mid-Air Collisions
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new robotic wing recovers from mid-air collisions with a simple mechanism: a pin joint that allows it to bend.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Phytoplankton Is on Decline in Southern Ocean

Phytoplankton Is on Decline in Southern Ocean
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Climate change may be a possible cause, researchers reported in Geophysical Research Letters.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Not to Catch a Cold on a Plane

How Not to Catch a Cold on a Plane
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

There are ways for passengers to avoid whatever may be going around up there.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern

In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern
By RACHEL NUWER

Several species, valued as food, medicine or pets, may become extinct in a country where punishment is light or nonexistent.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Struggle to Save the Scaly Pangolin

A Struggle to Save the Scaly Pangolin
By ERICA GOODE

A scaly, peculiar creature that looks like a four-legged artichoke with a tail is thought to be the planet’s most frequently trafficked mammal.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Condition Cancer Research Is In

The Condition Cancer Research Is In
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Dr. Harold Varmus, the departing director of the National Cancer Institute, addresses funding challenges and the state of the fight against the disease.

Published: March 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Secrets of Velvet Worm Slime

Secrets of Velvet Worm Slime
By Robin Lindsay, Sofia Perpetua and James Gorman

A new study sheds light on how exactly the velvet worm controls the jet of slime it sprays to deter would-be predators.

Published: March 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Velvet Worms, Squirting Slime

Velvet Worms, Squirting Slime
By JAMES GORMAN

How do those squiggly things, which are actually more like insects, do that? A team of researchers in South America set about finding out.

Published: March 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 27 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings

Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

The generics industry has proposed that the federal agency take full responsibility for altering labels whenever health risks are discovered rather than expecting companies to take the initiative.

Published: March 28, 2015 at 05:00AM

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giovedì 26 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Off to Space for a Year, an American’s Longest Journey

Off to Space for a Year, an American’s Longest Journey
By KENNETH CHANG

NASA hopes to learn more about physical and psychological effects of space travel from the mission of Scott J. Kelly, who will have spent more time in space than any American when he returns.

Published: March 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 25 marzo 2015

NYT Science: In Iceland’s DNA, Clues to What Genes May Cause Disease

In Iceland’s DNA, Clues to What Genes May Cause Disease
By CARL ZIMMER

The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and gallstones.

Published: March 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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martedì 24 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Experts Back Angelina Jolie Pitt in Choices for Cancer Prevention

Experts Back Angelina Jolie Pitt in Choices for Cancer Prevention
By PAM BELLUCK

The actress had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because she carries a genetic mutation that increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

Published: March 25, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Arctic Ice Reaches a Low Winter Maximum

Arctic Ice Reaches a Low Winter Maximum
By DEREK WATKINS

The winter ice covering the Arctic has reached its annual peak, but the extent this winter is smaller than it has been at the end of any since 1978.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 23 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs

Science Museums Urged to Cut Ties With Kochs
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Donations from fossil fuel companies and others who deny climate change are tainted, a letter from scientists and environmental groups says.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials

The Waves of the Future May Bend Around Metamaterials
By JOHN MARKOFF

Scientists have learned how to construct materials that bend waves of light, sound and seismic energy, and are working on applications that may transform industries.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: World’s Protected Areas Draw Estimated 8 Billion Visitors Annually

World’s Protected Areas Draw Estimated 8 Billion Visitors Annually
By RACHEL NUWER

A team of British and American researchers has provided what they say is the first global estimate of annual visits to nature areas.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Searching for a Magical Creature, Finding a Need for Wild Places

Searching for a Magical Creature, Finding a Need for Wild Places
By EMILY ANTHES

William deBuys’ lyrical work “The Last Unicorn,” about the saola in Southeast Asia, reminds readers that what drives conservationists most is beauty.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: When Science Is Lost in a Legal Maze

When Science Is Lost in a Legal Maze
By GEORGE JOHNSON

A New Mexico case highlighted how unsubstantiated notions like the health dangers of electromagnetic signals can continue to get a serious hearing.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Hydrogen Bomb Physicist’s Book Runs Afoul of Energy Department

Hydrogen Bomb Physicist’s Book Runs Afoul of Energy Department
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Kenneth W. Ford, who helped devise the weapon more than 50 years ago, has refused the federal agency’s request to delete parts of his memoir.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Amazon Forest Becoming Less of a Climate Change Safety Net

Amazon Forest Becoming Less of a Climate Change Safety Net
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The ability of the Amazon basin to soak up excess carbon dioxide is weakening over time, researchers reported last week.

Published: March 24, 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 The New York Times

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana

Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

Scientific research into the appropriate uses of medical marijuana has lagged. Dr. Mark Ware would like to change that.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Measurements and Menopause

Measurements and Menopause
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Do breasts grow as women grow older, especially after menopause?

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Mushrooms That Glow to Continue the Species

Mushrooms That Glow to Continue the Species
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

The green light emitted by some species attracts insects that help spread the plants’ spores.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Frog That Can Change Skin Texture

A Frog That Can Change Skin Texture
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

A new species discovered in Ecuador is the first vertebrate known to go from smooth to spiny, researchers say.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over

With New Nonstick Coating, the Wait, and Waste, Is Over
By KENNETH CHANG

LiquiGlide has found a way to make the interiors of some bottles, like glue, permanently wet and slippery. That keeps substances from sticking inside.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Tiny Internal Tornadoes Bring Drops to Life

Tiny Internal Tornadoes Bring Drops to Life
By JAMES GORMAN

Researchers at a Stanford lab make colored drops of water and propylene glycol chase each other, merge and even climb as if they were possessed.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Dancing Droplets

Dancing Droplets
By James Gorman, Sofia Perpetua and Robin Lindsay

ScienceTake explains why droplets on a glass slide move as if they were alive.

Published: March 23, 2015 at 05:00AM

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domenica 22 marzo 2015

NYT Science: With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases

With Expansion of Medicaid, Some States Are Identifying More New Diabetes Cases
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

A new study suggests that because of the Affordable Care Act, the disease is being diagnosed earlier in poor Americans.

Published: March 23, 2015 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 20 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Solar Eclipse Videos Across the Globe

Solar Eclipse Videos Across the Globe
By Reuters

Time-lapse videos from space, above Svalbard, Norway, and over the Faroe Islands captured a solar eclipse early Friday morning.

Published: March 20, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Europeans (Carefully) Gaze Upward for Glimpse of Solar Eclipse

Europeans (Carefully) Gaze Upward for Glimpse of Solar Eclipse
By DAN BILEFSKY and MELISSA EDDY

The next one will not occur until 2026, and Friday’s was also expected to provide a supermoon, the moment the moon orbits at its closest proximity to the earth.

Published: March 21, 2015 at 05:00AM

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giovedì 19 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Rosetta Is Tailing a Warming Comet

Rosetta Is Tailing a Warming Comet
By JONATHAN CORUM

The Rosetta spacecraft is following Comet 67P/C-G as it swings closer to the sun.

Published: March 20, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Rare Total Solar Eclipse

A Rare Total Solar Eclipse
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Friday’s eclipse will appear to be total only on the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, but it can be seen without going farther than your computer.

Published: March 20, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Coverage of Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to a Winter Low

Coverage of Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to a Winter Low
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

There was less sea ice coverage in the Arctic this winter than in any year since satellite measurements began nearly four decades ago, researchers said Thursday.

Published: March 20, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Biologists Call for Halt to Gene Editing Technique in Humans

Biologists Call for Halt to Gene Editing Technique in Humans
By NICHOLAS WADE

A group of biologists, including the scientist who developed the technique, has called for a worldwide moratorium on using the method to change human DNA.

Published: March 20, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Solve a Puzzle: Cosmic Dust Comes From Supernovas

Scientists Solve a Puzzle: Cosmic Dust Comes From Supernovas
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Astronomers found evidence that the dust, building material for planets and stars, survived a supernova’s hot aftermath.

Published: March 24, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Next Frontier: The Great Indoors

The Next Frontier: The Great Indoors
By CARL ZIMMER

As cities and suburbs have spread across continents, the amount of indoor shelter has exploded — and given ecologists a new field of study: the indoor biome.

Published: March 19, 2015 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 18 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Study Reveals Genetic Path of Modern Britons

Study Reveals Genetic Path of Modern Britons
By NICHOLAS WADE

Researchers found that the modern British population falls into 17 clusters that are all very similar but genetically distinguishable.

Published: March 19, 2015 at 05:00AM

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martedì 17 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Mars Curiosity Rover Tracker

Mars Curiosity Rover Tracker
By Unknown Author

A selection of images from NASA’s Curiosity rover as it drives toward Mount Sharp.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 16 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles about science and health.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Why Icicles Look the Way They Do

Why Icicles Look the Way They Do
By JAMES GORMAN

An atlas, not surprisingly out of Canada, documents the drip, drip, drip that determines those curious and beautiful shapes.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Neanderthal Jewelry: The Eagle Talon Line

Neanderthal Jewelry: The Eagle Talon Line
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The early humans may have used the talons of white-tailed eagles to make jewelry 130,000 years ago.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Tool of N.C.A.A. Bracket Ignorance: Your Basketball Smarts

Tool of N.C.A.A. Bracket Ignorance: Your Basketball Smarts
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

If the annual rite of picking the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament winners gives fans anything, it’s the illusion of control.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Memories Become Weaker Without Reinforcement, Study Finds

Memories Become Weaker Without Reinforcement, Study Finds
By PAM BELLUCK

The study points to evidence that memories weaken over time, instead of another theory that memories remain strong, but are overshadowed by new ones.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The New Optimism of Al Gore

The New Optimism of Al Gore
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Known since his vice presidency for his inconvenient truth about the environment, Mr. Gore has become a prophet of possibility.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Hold the Calcium Supplements

Hold the Calcium Supplements
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Should women stop taking calcium supplements after menopause, because of a danger of heart attack and stroke?

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Bird in the Wind

Bird in the Wind
By JAMES GORMAN and PRASHANTH KAMALAKANTHAN

Hummingbirds have a remarkable ability to hover in the midst of turbulence.

Published: March 16, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Tiny Masters of Turbulent Air

Tiny Masters of Turbulent Air
By JAMES GORMAN

Ruby-throated hummingbirds can overcome changing winds to feed on nectar, using rapid wing and tail adjustments to hold steady.

Published: March 16, 2015 at 05:00AM

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sabato 14 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Brian Sutton-Smith, Scholar of What’s Fun, Dies at 90

Brian Sutton-Smith, Scholar of What’s Fun, Dies at 90
By MARGALIT FOX

Professor Sutton-Smith sought to answer fundamental questions: What is play? Why do human beings engage in it? What psychological, cognitive and cultural functions does it serve?

Published: March 15, 2015 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 13 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Emissions by Makers of Energy Level Off

Emissions by Makers of Energy Level Off
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s energy producers stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years of measurement that the level did not increase during a period of economic expansion, the International Energy Agency says.

Published: March 14, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Leatherback Turtles Don’t Need Google Maps

Leatherback Turtles Don’t Need Google Maps
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The big sea turtles’ use of Earth’s magnetic field gives them the navigational skills to travel thousands of miles each year.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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giovedì 12 marzo 2015

NYT Science: NASA Mission to Study Magnetic Explosions Lifts Off

NASA Mission to Study Magnetic Explosions Lifts Off
By KENNETH CHANG

The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, consisting of four identical spacecraft, will study a phenomenon that is key to understanding solar storms.

Published: March 13, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Suddenly, It Seems, Water Is Everywhere in Solar System

Suddenly, It Seems, Water Is Everywhere in Solar System
By KENNETH CHANG

Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, appears to have a roiling ocean with hydrothermal vents, while Ganymede, orbiting Jupiter, may have an ocean under ice, researchers report in two new papers.

Published: March 13, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Conservatives No Happier Than Liberals After All, Studies Find

Conservatives No Happier Than Liberals After All, Studies Find
By ERICA GOODE

New research focusing on behavior upends what was previously thought about the so-called ideological happiness gap.

Published: March 13, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: An Unlikely Driver of Evolution: Arsenic

An Unlikely Driver of Evolution: Arsenic
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study suggests that people who live in the Atacama Desert are more resistant to arsenic than other people, thanks to natural selection.

Published: March 13, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA Mission to Measure Earth’s Magnetic Collisions

NASA Mission to Measure Earth’s Magnetic Collisions
By KENNETH CHANG

Scheduled for launch Thursday night, NASA’s latest mission aims to measure a region of colliding magnetic fields about 38,000 miles above Earth that can potentially disrupt satellites and power grids.

Published: March 12, 2015 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 11 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Fossil Tells of 520-Million-Year-Old Creature Like a Giant Lobster

Fossil Tells of 520-Million-Year-Old Creature Like a Giant Lobster
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The animal, six feet long, is one of the earliest such filter-feeders ever discovered.

Published: March 17, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Foxes Back from the Brink

Foxes Back from the Brink
By THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

Four endangered subspecies of fox on the northern Channel Islands have recovered remarkably quickly, the Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Published: March 11, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Imperiled Foxes on California Islands May Come Off Endangered List

Imperiled Foxes on California Islands May Come Off Endangered List
By JAMES GORMAN

Four endangered subspecies of fox on the northern Channel Islands have recovered remarkably quickly, the Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Published: March 12, 2015 at 05:00AM

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martedì 10 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Gamma Rays May Be Clue on Dark Matter

Gamma Rays May Be Clue on Dark Matter
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Researchers say a newly discovered galaxy is emitting a surprising amount of gamma rays, which, if confirmed, may provide answers as to the mysterious dark matter that permeates the universe.

Published: March 11, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Study Backs 5th-Century Historian’s Date for Founding of Armenia

Study Backs 5th-Century Historian’s Date for Founding of Armenia
By NICHOLAS WADE

Geneticists found Armenians to come from a mixing of populations that occurred from 3000 to 2000 B.C., coincident with the date given by a historian in the fifth century.

Published: March 11, 2015 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 9 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Best-Selling Science Books

Best-Selling Science Books
By Unknown Author

A selection of best-selling nonfiction books about the sciences.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to Science articles in The New York Times.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Plant Is Picky Over What’s Sticking Its Beak In

Plant Is Picky Over What’s Sticking Its Beak In
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

When it comes to pollinators, plants aren’t usually picky. But one tropical plant seems able to choose its suitors, a new study has found.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil
By ERICA GOODE

Soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes not tilling fields and using green manures is gaining converts in tough environments and markets.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: ‘Rust’ Offers an Engrossing Look at Corrosion

‘Rust’ Offers an Engrossing Look at Corrosion
By GREGORY COWLES

Oxidation can fell a bridge and cost billions, but can also produce tales of triumph and passages of poetry.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Praying Mantis’s Spin on Body Control

A Praying Mantis’s Spin on Body Control
By Unknown Author

The insect has complex and coordinated movements of its forelegs, hind legs and abdomen in a leap that takes less than a tenth of a second.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Leaping Mantis

The Leaping Mantis
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

A praying mantis takes a leap that would do Michael Jordan proud.

Published: March 9, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Hand-Wringing Over Bacteria

Hand-Wringing Over Bacteria
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Does the widespread use of hand sanitizers risk breeding resistant bacteria?

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 6 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Mars Rover Curiosity Is Suffering Short Circuits in Arm, NASA Says

Mars Rover Curiosity Is Suffering Short Circuits in Arm, NASA Says
By KENNETH CHANG

NASA engineers are diagnosing an electrical problem on the Curiosity Mars rover, which may limit the drilling of rocks.

Published: March 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA’s Dawn Probe Begins Orbiting Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn Probe Begins Orbiting Dwarf Planet Ceres
By KENNETH CHANG

The spacecraft, launched in 2007, is now circling Ceres in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Published: March 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 5 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Fastest Star in the Galaxy Got an Unusual Start

Fastest Star in the Galaxy Got an Unusual Start
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Scientists say US 708— thought to be the fastest unbound star in the galaxy — was set in motion not by the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but by a former companion.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: To Find Food, Follow the Older Female Whale

To Find Food, Follow the Older Female Whale
By DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Postmenopausal killer whales were more likely to take the lead on the hunt than male whales, especially in times of scarcity, researchers found.

Published: March 10, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Astronomers Observe Supernova and Find They’re Watching Reruns

Astronomers Observe Supernova and Find They’re Watching Reruns
By DENNIS OVERBYE

For the first time, astronomers have watched, over and over again, a star blow itself up, which may help them better understand mysteries like dark matter.

Published: March 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mars Had an Ocean, Scientists Say, Pointing to New Data

Mars Had an Ocean, Scientists Say, Pointing to New Data
By MARC KAUFMAN

If confirmed, the findings would lend new weight to the view that ancient Mars had everything needed for life to emerge.

Published: March 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: El Niño Forms, but Forecasters See Little Weather Impact

El Niño Forms, but Forecasters See Little Weather Impact
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

The weather pattern over the Pacific had been expected, but it is described as so weak that it is not likely to bring much-needed rain to California.

Published: March 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Out There | Einstein’s Telescope

Out There | Einstein’s Telescope
By JASON DRAKEFORD, JONATHAN CORUM and DENNIS OVERBYE

A century after Albert Einstein proposed that gravity could bend light, astronomers now rely on galaxies or even clusters of galaxies to magnify distant stars.

Published: March 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 4 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Jawbone’s Discovery Fills Barren Evolutionary Period

Jawbone’s Discovery Fills Barren Evolutionary Period
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

The 2.8-million-year-old mandible of a Homo habilis predates by at least 400,000 years any previously known Homo fossils.

Published: March 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Researchers Report Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer

Researchers Report Milestone in Developing Quantum Computer
By JOHN MARKOFF

A team of University of California, Santa Barbara, and Google scientists reported that they had created an error-correction system that stabilizes qubits, the unstable basic element of quantum computing.

Published: March 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 2 marzo 2015

NYT Science: Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Wei-Hock Soon, who is at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research, denounced his critics and said he would be happy to comply with possible additional disclosure requirements.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Few Reasons to Love Bleeding

A Few Reasons to Love Bleeding
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

In at least a few specific ailments, periodic blood donations have advantages for the donor.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Reactions: Letters to the Editor

Reactions: Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Letters to the editor and online comments.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Arming the Immune System Against Cancer

Arming the Immune System Against Cancer
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

James P. Allison, who saw the devastating effects of cancer on his family, discovered a way to disable one of its main defenses.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help

Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help
By KENNETH CHANG

The former star of the television show “M*A*S*H” helps teach a way to explain complicated concepts in a clearer way.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Quest to Solve Ceres’ Mysteries

A Quest to Solve Ceres’ Mysteries
By KENNETH CHANG

NASA’s Dawn mission will begin orbiting Ceres, the largest known asteroid, on Friday. Scientists want to know what its two bright spots are.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Termites Are Guardians of the Soil

Termites Are Guardians of the Soil
By NATALIE ANGIER

From jungles to drylands, colonies are preserving landscapes and protecting ecosystems. Just keep them out of the house.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Study Links Syria Conflict to Drought Caused by Climate Change

Study Links Syria Conflict to Drought Caused by Climate Change
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Researchers said Monday that a recent extreme drought in Syria was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising there.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Vitamin-Packed With Promises

Vitamin-Packed With Promises
By CHRISTIE ASCHWANDEN

How supplements became ubiquitous in our food and in our stores, even though evidence they work is scant.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Two Strains of H.I.V. Cut Vastly Different Paths

Two Strains of H.I.V. Cut Vastly Different Paths
By CARL ZIMMER

Researchers traced the origins of two subtypes of H.I.V.-1. One subtype stayed in Cameroon; the other spread throughout the world.

Published: March 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Good Thing Bumblebees Don’t Have Car Keys

Good Thing Bumblebees Don’t Have Car Keys
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Just as they can remember different flowers, bumblebees can forget them, too, researchers have discovered.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Britain Had Wheat Before Farming, Study Says

Britain Had Wheat Before Farming, Study Says
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

DNA from an underwater site suggests wheat made its way from the Neolithic farmers of Southern Europe to the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers of Britain.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Gulf of Mexico Turns Deadly for Dolphins

Gulf of Mexico Turns Deadly for Dolphins
By RACHEL NUWER

A scientific explanation has proved elusive, but evidence is building that the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has played a role in harming the mammals.

Published: March 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nature’s Fighter Jets With Flapping Wings

Nature’s Fighter Jets With Flapping Wings
By JAMES GORMAN

Video from a camera on a goshawk’s head shows that the bird uses different pursuit strategies to catch its prey.

Published: March 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How a Hawk Hunts

How a Hawk Hunts
By Poh Si Teng and James Gorman

Thanks to a helmet camera, researchers discovered that a goshawk mixes its methods of chasing its prey.

Published: March 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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