martedì 30 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Deep Below Croatia Lurks a New Species of Centipede

Deep Below Croatia Lurks a New Species of Centipede
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The species, named after the Greek god of the underworld, lives some 3,600 feet underground.

Published: July 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Summer of Science

Summer of Science
By Unknown Author

The very efficient hummingbird.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Leap Second Will Extend the Day, and Might Roil the Internet

Leap Second Will Extend the Day, and Might Roil the Internet
By KATIE ROGERS

To balance a gradual slowing in the Earth’s rotation, Tuesday will be one second longer. But there’s a debate over whether the fix is worthwhile.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 29 giugno 2015

NYT Science: A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West

A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West
By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW

Some experts worry that medical researchers are stepping over established ethical boundaries in Beijing’s effort to lift its scientific standing.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Review: ‘The Bad Doctor’ and ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto’

Review: ‘The Bad Doctor’ and ‘Graphic Medicine Manifesto’
By ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D.

Two intriguing new works make a case, in entirely different ways, for how graphic depictions of care are creating a new scholarly discipline.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction

For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction
By JOHN TIERNEY

The science of romance is finding that your assessment of a potential mate shifts the longer you know the person, a process one expert calls “slow love.”

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Dark Region of Ocean May Shed Light on Climate Change and Other Issues

Dark Region of Ocean May Shed Light on Climate Change and Other Issues
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

The area from just below the surface to 3,300 feet also may become more of a food source and a way to monitor ocean health.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Ocean Mystery in the Trillions

An Ocean Mystery in the Trillions
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Much is still not known about the bristlemouth, the planet’s most plentiful vertebrate. What’s more, the ocean, making up 99 percent of the biosphere, may hold untold undiscovered species.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Why Birds Sound Like Morning People

Why Birds Sound Like Morning People
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Birds seem particularly noisy around dawn, when they’re establishing their territories and then singing to attract mates.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Spore Machine

The Spore Machine
By David Frank and James Gorman

In a leap of the imagination, researchers managed to use bacterial spores to tap the power of evaporation.

Published: June 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Evaporation Gives Spores Energy-Generating Muscle

Evaporation Gives Spores Energy-Generating Muscle
By JAMES GORMAN

A team used the combination to do small tasks, and power a toy car. The research is a gateway to exploring larger-scale energy generation.

Published: June 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 28 giugno 2015

NYT Science: SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Launch

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Launch
By KENNETH CHANG

The Falcon 9 rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies was destined for the International Space Station.

Published: June 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 26 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Smithsonian Will Tighten Its Guidelines on Disclosure

Smithsonian Will Tighten Its Guidelines on Disclosure
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The Smithsonian Institution said the new rules would seek to prevent outside funders, such as corporations, from exercising undue influence over the findings of its studies.

Published: June 27, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Elephant Rumba

Elephant Rumba
By Emily B. Hager

In this video, elephants appear to be dancing to a rumba. They did not react to the tango.

Published: June 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: California Turns to Stopping Water Leaks

California Turns to Stopping Water Leaks
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

In the midst of a devastating drought, the state finds that no loss of water is trivial and goes about finding and fixing them.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 25 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Faster Fiber-Optic Transmissions Reported by Researchers

Faster Fiber-Optic Transmissions Reported by Researchers
By JOHN MARKOFF

A group of electrical engineers says that sending information in a new fashion could, in theory, double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits.

Published: June 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters

Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes could help reefs survive despite warming ocean temperatures, a new study suggests.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say

World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say
By FELICITY BARRINGER

Nearly a third of the world’s 37 largest aquifers are being drained faster than water can be returned to them, threatening regions that support two billion people, a recent study found.

Published: June 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies

Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies
By BENEDICT CAREY

The journal published guidelines on Thursday aimed at reducing scientific misconduct and at making studies easier to check and replicate.

Published: June 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 24 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Ruling Says Netherlands Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ruling Says Netherlands Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

The decision by the Dutch court could motivate environmental activists to pursue a similar legal strategy in other countries.

Published: June 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Summer Resident

Summer Resident
By Unknown Author

Where does a great white shark go this time of year? Anywhere it wants to.

Published: June 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: For Lovebirds, a Look That Is Really Quick

For Lovebirds, a Look That Is Really Quick
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Lovebirds can rotate their heads up to 2,700 degrees per second, researchers report.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Update on a Planet 33 Light Years From Earth

An Update on a Planet 33 Light Years From Earth
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A planet outside of our solar system is losing its atmosphere, which is dissipating into a giant cloud, according to a new study.

Published: June 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Troubled Delta System Is California’s Water Battleground

Troubled Delta System Is California’s Water Battleground
By ERICA GOODE

The fight pits the north against the south, farmers against environmental groups, farmers against one another and residents against the governor.

Published: June 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 22 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Risk of Extreme Weather From Climate Change to Rise Over Next Century, Report Says

Risk of Extreme Weather From Climate Change to Rise Over Next Century, Report Says
By SABRINA TAVERNISE

More people will be exposed to floods, droughts, heat waves and other effects of climate change in the coming decades, according to a British medical journal.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Silence of Stillbirth

Silence of Stillbirth
By Jessica Naudziunas and Margaret Cheatham Williams

One in 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. Eleni Michailidis lost her baby, Alexander, at 38 weeks. This is her story.

Published: June 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: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Humankind’s Existentially Lucky Numbers

Humankind’s Existentially Lucky Numbers
By GEORGE JOHNSON

Bump the dials just barely on figures like alpha’s value or the mass of the Higgs boson, and nothing like our universe could exist.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Picture This? Some Just Can’t

Picture This? Some Just Can’t
By CARL ZIMMER

Aphantasia, the inability to summon up mental images, is a little-known condition on the verge of wider study.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Inevitability of Yellow Teeth

The Inevitability of Yellow Teeth
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

In addition to external factors like drinking coffee and smoking, there are at least two structural changes that contribute to discoloration.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Millipede’s Poisonous Glow

A Millipede’s Poisonous Glow
By David Frank and James Gorman

Glowing in the dark advertises the cyanide in many millipedes, but may have started as an accident.

Published: June 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide?

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide?
By JAMES GORMAN

Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.

Published: June 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 21 giugno 2015

NYT Science: A Scorching Mystery for the Summer Solstice

A Scorching Mystery for the Summer Solstice
By By

Some of the most intriguing solar snapshots come from a spacecraft flying a million miles away.

Published: June 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 20 giugno 2015

NYT Science: For Faithful, Social Justice Goals Demand Action on Environment

For Faithful, Social Justice Goals Demand Action on Environment
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Many faith traditions are awakening to the burden that climate change is placing on poor people, and finding justification for caring for the environment in their scripture.

Published: June 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 19 giugno 2015

NYT Science: 37.2 Trillion: Galaxies or Human Cells?

37.2 Trillion: Galaxies or Human Cells?
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The counting does not come easily, or exactly, but there are estimates for the number of cells in the human body and galaxies in the observable universe.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Toddlers Have Sense of Justice, Puppet Study Shows

Toddlers Have Sense of Justice, Puppet Study Shows
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new study has shown that 3- and 5-year-olds have a sense of so-called restorative justice, reacting to wrongs as if victimized themselves.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Disappearing Porpoise: Down to 97 and Dropping Fast

Disappearing Porpoise: Down to 97 and Dropping Fast
By ALLIE WILKINSON

The vaquita, found only in the Gulf of California, are threatened by gill-net fishing and nearing extinction faster than previously thought.

Published: June 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 18 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Agencies Make Plans to Step Up Planetary Defense

Agencies Make Plans to Step Up Planetary Defense
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

The goal is to learn how to better deflect comets and asteroids that might one day endanger cities or the planet as a whole.

Published: June 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: DNA May Help Track Ivory Poachers

DNA May Help Track Ivory Poachers
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

DNA evidence from elephant dung, tissue and hair can help identify the origins of illegal ivory, researchers have found.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Ant With the Right Coat for 158-Degree Weather

An Ant With the Right Coat for 158-Degree Weather
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A unique coat of hair covers silver ants of the Sahara and keeps them cool, a discovery with potential practical applications for humans.

Published: June 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American

New DNA Results Show Kennewick Man Was Native American
By CARL ZIMMER

A new analysis, published in Nature, refutes the theory that the 8,500-year-old skeleton was a European. Instead, he was related to contemporary Native Americans.

Published: June 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

By addressing the threat of climate change so forcefully, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to fossil fuels.

Published: June 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Pope Francis Aligns Himself With Mainstream Science on Climate

Pope Francis Aligns Himself With Mainstream Science on Climate
By JUSTIN GILLIS

If anything, environmental scientists say, the pope may have bent over backward to offer a cautious interpretation of the scientific facts.

Published: June 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 17 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Astronomers Report Finding Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos

Astronomers Report Finding Earliest Stars That Enriched Cosmos
By DENNIS OVERBYE

A team of scientists says a recently discovered galaxy, known as CR7, holds the signature of a lost generation of stars that created the elements needed for life.

Published: June 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 15 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Review: ‘The Last Beach’ and ‘The Narrow Edge’ Share Tales of Harm and Hope Along Our Coasts

Review: ‘The Last Beach’ and ‘The Narrow Edge’ Share Tales of Harm and Hope Along Our Coasts
By CORNELIA DEAN

Two recent books take a grim look at what may happen to coastlines and their animal inhabitants in a warming world.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Jellyfish That Quickly Puts Itself Back Together

A Jellyfish That Quickly Puts Itself Back Together
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

When a juvenile moon jellyfish loses tentacles, it rapidly reorganizes its remaining limbs in order to maintain symmetry, a new study reports.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Retractions Coming Out From Under Science’s Rug

Retractions Coming Out From Under Science’s Rug
By BENEDICT CAREY

The once-quiet repudiation of a scientist’s dishonest or faulty research is now widely covered by bloggers, tipsters and numbers crunchers.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Peter Walter’s Voyage From West Berlin to the Inner Workings of Cells

Peter Walter’s Voyage From West Berlin to the Inner Workings of Cells
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

The biochemist discusses the path he took to studying how proteins within cells communicate with one another.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Those Bugs Stink

Those Bugs Stink
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

What are stink bugs, where did they come from, and how can I get rid of them?

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate
By JUSTIN GILLIS

Dr. Oreskes is fast becoming one of the biggest names in climate science by using historical scholarship to take on denialists.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How Hawkmoths See at Dusk

How Hawkmoths See at Dusk
By David Frank and James Gorman

Hawkmoths see at dusk by slowing down visual processing in the brain.

Published: June 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hawkmoths Slow Brain to Dine in the Night

Hawkmoths Slow Brain to Dine in the Night
By JAMES GORMAN

Research found that the moths slowed their visual processing, as if using a slower shutter speed, to gather light and keep up with the motion of the flowers they feed from.

Published: June 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 14 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Philae Spacecraft Reawakens on a Speeding Comet With Data for Scientists

Philae Spacecraft Reawakens on a Speeding Comet With Data for Scientists
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

In November, the European Space Agency landed a probe on a speeding comet, but it lost battery power after 60 hours. The spacecraft began transmitting data packets to earth on Saturday.

Published: June 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 13 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Aid to Women, or Bottom Line? Advocates Split on Libido Pill

Aid to Women, or Bottom Line? Advocates Split on Libido Pill
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and ANDREW POLLACK

While some feminists lend heft to a campaign for a pill to bolster women’s libido, other groups opted not to join the campaign, concerned that calls of gender bias would undermine what should be an impartial scientific process.

Published: June 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 12 giugno 2015

NYT Science: A Paleontologist Deconstructs 'Jurassic World'

A Paleontologist Deconstructs 'Jurassic World'
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Velociraptors could not actually snarl and other falsehoods about dinosaurs perpetuated by the new movie.

Published: June 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Federal Agency Designates All Chimpanzees as Endangered

Federal Agency Designates All Chimpanzees as Endangered
By Unknown Author

Wild chimpanzees have been deemed endangered for decades, but the new rules from the Fish and Wildlife Service will apply to captive chimpanzees as well.

Published: June 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 11 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Saturn’s Ring of Dust and ‘Soccer Balls’

Saturn’s Ring of Dust and ‘Soccer Balls’
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The planet’s enormous outer ring is made up of an unusual combination of fine dust and rocks the size of soccer balls, scientists have discovered.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Banded Mongooses and Careful Sex

Banded Mongooses and Careful Sex
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The mammals, who never leave their social groups, have other ways to avoid mating with their nearest relatives.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Saying Goodbye After 84 Million Miles

Saying Goodbye After 84 Million Miles
By NASA TV

The crew that launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Nov. 24 hands over command to a new crew led by Gennady Padalka of the Russian Federal Space Agency

Published: June 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 10 giugno 2015

NYT Science: DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans

DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans
By CARL ZIMMER

The results of two DNA studies indicate that today’s Europeans descend from three groups of people who moved into Europe at different stages of history.

Published: June 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 9 giugno 2015

NYT Science: For Some Chimpanzees, Happy Hour Starts With Stealing

For Some Chimpanzees, Happy Hour Starts With Stealing
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Scientists have found a group of chimpanzees who make a habit of pilfering alcoholic drinks made from tree sap.

Published: June 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: LightSail Spacecraft Sends Back a Selfie Showing Its Sail Stretched Out

LightSail Spacecraft Sends Back a Selfie Showing Its Sail Stretched Out
By KENNETH CHANG

The photograph, somewhat garbled, confirms that the experimental spacecraft succeeding in deploying its solar sail.

Published: June 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 8 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Tuberculosis Case Prompts Search for Patient’s Fellow Airline Passengers

Tuberculosis Case Prompts Search for Patient’s Fellow Airline Passengers
By DENISE GRADY

​ The risk to the public is low, the C.D.C. said Monday, although the patient, who traveled from India in April, has been hospitalized in Maryland with a drug-resistant form of the disease.

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Earthling’s Guide to Black Holes

An Earthling’s Guide to Black Holes
By Unknown Author

Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black hole.

Published: June 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Black Hole Hunters

Black Hole Hunters
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Aiming to make the first portrait of the hungry monster at the center of our galaxy, astronomers built ‘a telescope as big as the world.’

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Peering Into a Black Hole

Peering Into a Black Hole
By Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford

Astronomers hope the Event Horizon Telescope, a synchronized network of radio antennas as large as the Earth, will take the first ever picture of a black hole, an abyss so deep no light can escape.

Published: June 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Is That Water Hot Enough to Kill Germs?

Is That Water Hot Enough to Kill Germs?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

If you can put your hands in the water while washing dishes, is it really hot enough to kill germs? And if not, what’s the point of using all that energy?

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Compass in a Fly’s Brain

A Compass in a Fly’s Brain
By David Frank and James Gorman

In a very small region of a fruit fly’s very small brain, a circle of neurons helps the fly know where it is pointed.

Published: June 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Circle That Gives Fruit Flies Direction

The Circle That Gives Fruit Flies Direction
By JAMES GORMAN

The group of brain cells in the insect that function like a compass is actually shaped like a compass, which a researcher called a “cosmic joke.’

Published: June 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 7 giugno 2015

NYT Science: After Silences and Setbacks a Spacecraft Is Revived, Deploying Its Solar Sail

After Silences and Setbacks a Spacecraft Is Revived, Deploying Its Solar Sail
By KENNETH CHANG

Twice since the LightSail spacecraft was launched last month, it fell into an unexpected silence. On Sunday, it finally did what it was designed to do.

Published: June 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 6 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize
By JOHN MARKOFF

The robots were graded on their ability to complete eight tasks, including driving a vehicle, opening a door and operating a portable drill.

Published: June 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: After Series of Setbacks, Spacecraft Prepares to Unfurl Sail

After Series of Setbacks, Spacecraft Prepares to Unfurl Sail
By KENNETH CHANG

LightSail, a privately financed project, aims to demonstrate the potential of using sunlight to propel spacecraft.

Published: June 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 5 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Relying on Butterfly Wings to Survive

Relying on Butterfly Wings to Survive
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Flame azaleas must depend almost entirely on butterflies to reproduce, researchers have found.

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: LightSail, a Private Spacecraft, Goes Unexpectedly Quiet

LightSail, a Private Spacecraft, Goes Unexpectedly Quiet
By KENNETH CHANG

The craft, launched last month and meant to demonstrate the possibilities of using sunlight for propulsion, has run into trouble before.

Published: June 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Climate Change May Drive Fish and Coral From Equator, Study Says

Climate Change May Drive Fish and Coral From Equator, Study Says
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

New research suggests that as the oceans warm, fish and coral species could be displaced to cooler waters.

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Norway, in Push Against Climate Change, Will Divest From Coal

Norway, in Push Against Climate Change, Will Divest From Coal
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Parliament voted to order the nation’s pension fund to shift holdings out of billions of dollars of stock in companies that rely at least 30 percent on coal.

Published: June 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 4 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Fracking Has Not Had Big Effect on Water Supply, E.P.A. Says While Noting Risks

Fracking Has Not Had Big Effect on Water Supply, E.P.A. Says While Noting Risks
By CORAL DAVENPORT

The agency said that though it had found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has had a widespread effect on drinking water, it has the potential.

Published: June 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Dinosaur Fossil Is From a Close Relative of Triceratops

Dinosaur Fossil Is From a Close Relative of Triceratops
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

After studying a fossil skull recovered from Alberta, the researchers named the new dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi.

Published: June 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NOAA Research Presents Evidence Against a Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

NOAA Research Presents Evidence Against a Global Warming ‘Hiatus’
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The new findings try to correct for problems in the way global temperatures were measured and suggest there has not been a slowdown in global warming since 2000.

Published: June 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 3 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Astronomers Describe Chaotic Dance of Pluto’s Moons

Astronomers Describe Chaotic Dance of Pluto’s Moons
By KENNETH CHANG

On Nix, one of Pluto’s five moons, the sun could rise in the east and set in the north. The moons form a sort of miniature planetary system.

Published: June 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Chimpanzees Would Cook if Given the Chance, Research Says

Chimpanzees Would Cook if Given the Chance, Research Says
By JAMES GORMAN

Scientists from Harvard and Yale found that chimpanzees would give up raw food on the possibility that it might emerge cooked later. [Article plus video.]

Published: June 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 2 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Irwin Rose, Nobel-Winning Biochemist, Dies at 88

Irwin Rose, Nobel-Winning Biochemist, Dies at 88
By KENNETH CHANG

Dr. Rose’s early interest in the problem of protein disposal helped lead to the development of a new class of cancer-fighting drugs.

Published: June 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Could Chimps Cook?

Could Chimps Cook?
By David Frank and James Gorman

Almost. Scientists found that chimpanzees have the patience and foresight to hold off on eating raw food and put it in a device that seems to cook it.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Chimps Can Cook a Mean Potato, Research Says

Chimps Can Cook a Mean Potato, Research Says
By JAMES GORMAN

Scientists from Harvard and Yale found that chimpanzees would give up raw food on the possibility that it might emerge cooked later.

Published: June 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 1 giugno 2015

NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Herbivores of Varied Tastes

Herbivores of Varied Tastes
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

So many large, plant-eating animals coexist in Africa because each species has its own diet, a new study concludes.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Upper Crust in a Tectonic Plate Collision

The Upper Crust in a Tectonic Plate Collision
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Oceanic and continental plates have different levels of buoyancy that help determine which one winds up on top in a meeting of the two.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Climate Model Suggests Everest Glaciers Could Nearly Disappear

Climate Model Suggests Everest Glaciers Could Nearly Disappear
By RACHEL NUWER

A new computer model suggests that without changes to greenhouse gas emissions, the Everest region of Nepal could lose 99 percent of its glaciers by the end of the century.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Review: ‘Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime,’ by Scott Simon: Saying Goodbye 140 Characters at a Time

Review: ‘Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime,’ by Scott Simon: Saying Goodbye 140 Characters at a Time
By STEVEN PETROW

In his memoir, Scott Simon recounts his talks with his dying mother on Twitter, joining.a national conversation on social media about death.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Medicine’s Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

Medicine’s Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript
By MARK SCHROPE

A language scholar sets out to find the missing pages of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon.

Published: June 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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