venerdì 30 ottobre 2015

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

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

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

Published: October 31, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA’s Cassini Zooms In on Enceladus

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

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

Published: October 30, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks
By RALPH BLUMENTHAL

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

Published: November 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

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

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

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

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 30, 2015 at 05:00AM

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mercoledì 28 ottobre 2015

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

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

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

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Urge National Initiative on Microbiomes

Scientists Urge National Initiative on Microbiomes
By CARL ZIMMER

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

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 29, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Dark Oceans: Surveying Saturn’s Moons

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

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

Published: October 28, 2015 at 05:00AM

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lunedì 26 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Ancient Treasures From a Warrior’s Grave

Ancient Treasures From a Warrior's Grave
By Unknown Author

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

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Nothing Simple About Hunter-Gatherer Societies

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away

Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away
By RACHEL NUWER

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: African Lion Population Is Dwindling, Study Finds

African Lion Population Is Dwindling, Study Finds
By ERICA GOODE

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: The Telephone’s Muted Emergence

The Telephone's Muted Emergence
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Plants Manage Cellular Damage Related to Weather

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: A Spoonful of Dirt

A Spoonful of Dirt
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Did eating a little bit of dirt ever hurt anyone?

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Making Faces

Making Faces
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

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

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 26, 2015 at 05:00AM

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venerdì 23 ottobre 2015

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

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

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

Published: October 27, 2015 at 05:00AM

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NYT Science: Hurricane Patricia: What You Need to Know

Hurricane Patricia: What You Need to Know
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

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

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 22 ottobre 2015

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

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

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

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Monkey Calling

Monkey Calling
By SEND VERDE ANIMAL REFUGE, BOLIVIA

A howler monkey displays its roar. We recommend putting on headphones before watching this video.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: In Ancient DNA, Evidence of Plague Much Earlier Than Previously Known

In Ancient DNA, Evidence of Plague Much Earlier Than Previously Known
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study suggests that Yersinia pestis, which causes plague, infected people as long as 5,000 years ago.

Published: October 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cars’ Voice-Activated Systems Distract Drivers, Study Finds

Cars' Voice-Activated Systems Distract Drivers, Study Finds
By MATT RICHTEL

The research shows that the technology can be a powerful distraction, and a lingering one.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 21 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: New Species of Galápagos Tortoise Is Identified

New Species of Galápagos Tortoise Is Identified
By PAM BELLUCK

About 250 members of the species live on the island of Santa Cruz, and genetic evidence indicates that the species has occasionally mated with other species there.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove ‘Spooky’ Interactions

Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove 'Spooky' Interactions
By JOHN MARKOFF

A study in the Netherlands backs up a long-held claim of quantum theory, one that Einstein refused to accept, that objects separated by great distance could affect each other's behavior.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Tracking Temperature

Tracking Temperature
By Unknown Author

2015 will almost certainly be the warmest year in recorded history.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

2015 Likely to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded
By JUSTIN GILLIS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record by a large margin.

Published: October 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 19 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: George Mueller, Engineer Who Helped Put Man on Moon, Dies at 97

George Mueller, Engineer Who Helped Put Man on Moon, Dies at 97
By SAM ROBERTS

As a NASA official, Dr. Mueller saw the space program's potential and played a critical role in fulfilling President John F. Kennedy's vision.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: U.N. Report Did Not Endorse Legalization of Drugs, Agency Says

U.N. Report Did Not Endorse Legalization of Drugs, Agency Says
By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.

The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime said Monday that a "misunderstanding" had led to the impression that it would advocate the legalization of all drugs for personal use.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Lives Restored

Lives Restored
By Unknown Author

A series profiling people who are functioning normally despite severe mental illness and have chosen to speak out about their struggles.

Published: October 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Animals Spy a New Enemy: Drones

Animals Spy a New Enemy: Drones
By FERRIS JABR

Animals increasingly must contend with airborne paparazzi, some sent skyward by well-meaning research scientists.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Red-Tailed Hawk vs. Drone. Hawk Wins

Red-Tailed Hawk vs. Drone. Hawk Wins
By NEWSFLARE/CRSCHMIDT

An encounter between a juvenile hawk and a quadcopter with a camera in Cambridge, Mass., in Oct. 2014, is hardly the only evidence of conflict between animals and so-called unmanned aerial vehicles.

Published: October 19, 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: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Central Asia Could Be Birthplace of the Modern Dog

Central Asia Could Be Birthplace of the Modern Dog
By JAMES GORMAN

The DNA analysis of a large and diverse group of dogs led researchers to determine that the most recent common ancestors of today's dogs lived in Central Asia.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Struggling to Get a Handle on the Flavorful Neutrino

Struggling to Get a Handle on the Flavorful Neutrino
By GEORGE JOHNSON

Neutrinos were invented in 1930 to fill a hole in physics, and when peeling away the layers of theory behind them, reality can start feeling pretty abstract.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Serious Human In Utero Infection Is Found in Rhesus Monkeys

Serious Human In Utero Infection Is Found in Rhesus Monkeys
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The first nonhuman finding of cytomegalovirus could help scientists develop a vaccine to protect against the infection.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Case Study of Climate Change vs. Human Activity

A Case Study of Climate Change vs. Human Activity
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Human activity has had at least as much effect as climate change on the survival of animals on the Bahamian island of Abaco, a new study suggests.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Bees Catch Caffeine Buzz

Bees Catch Caffeine Buzz
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Bees are drawn to caffeinated nectar like office workers to a coffee cart.

Published: October 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Caffeinated Lives of Bees

The Caffeinated Lives of Bees
By JAMES GORMAN

A study found that bees were drawn to caffeine like office workers to a coffee cart and that the substance changed how bees evaluated nectar quality.

Published: October 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Putting Museums’ Samples of Life on the Internet

Putting Museums' Samples of Life on the Internet
By ERIK OLSEN

Museums around the globe are trying to harness the power of digital technology to make available collections that have long lay dormant.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Digitizing Natural History

Digitizing Natural History
By ERIK OLSEN

Museums worldwide are spending millions to digitize their collections. The Berlin Museum of Natural History is undertaking one of the more ambitious efforts, using 3D imaging to create so-called type specimens.

Published: October 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections

A Guide to Digitized Natural History Collections
By MICHAEL ROSTON

Natural history museums around the world have been growing beyond display cases and dioramas for years, and many are digitizing their vast collections.

Published: October 19, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Mother’s Ability to Reproduce All by Herself

A Mother's Ability to Reproduce All by Herself
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

A reader asks how is it that some snakes can give birth without mating, a process that involves no males and is known as parthenogenesis.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Babies Take Months to Link Touches to What Touches Them

Babies Take Months to Link Touches to What Touches Them
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Babies do not link the sensation of touch with the object or person touching them until they are about 6 months old, a new study suggests.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Warming Oceans May Threaten Krill, a Cornerstone of the Antarctic Ecosystem

Warming Oceans May Threaten Krill, a Cornerstone of the Antarctic Ecosystem
By MICHELLE INNIS

Global carbon emissions could significantly reduce the hatch rates of Antarctic krill, with implications for the whales, penguins and fish that feed on it.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 16 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Richard F. Heck, Chemist Who Revolutionized Drug Development, Dies at 84

Richard F. Heck, Chemist Who Revolutionized Drug Development, Dies at 84
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Dr. Heck shared the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating techniques to synthesize complex carbon molecules that are now used to make drugs, electronics and other products.

Published: October 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 15 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Editing of Pig DNA May Lead to More Organs for People

Editing of Pig DNA May Lead to More Organs for People
By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists were able to alter many of the animal's genes at once and see it as a step toward pig organs one day being safe for human transplantation.

Published: October 20, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 14 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Henry Krystal, Holocaust Trauma Expert, Dies at 90

Henry Krystal, Holocaust Trauma Expert, Dies at 90
By SAM ROBERTS

Dr. Krystal, who was forced into slave labor by the Nazis, focused his psychiatric career on the emotional scars carried by concentration camp survivors.

Published: October 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Geoffrey Marcy to Resign From Berkeley Astronomy Department

Geoffrey Marcy to Resign From Berkeley Astronomy Department
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Dr. Marcy had been on probation after he was found guilty of sexual harassing students.

Published: October 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Statement by Astronomy Faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, on Geoffrey Marcy

Statement by Astronomy Faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, on Geoffrey Marcy
By Unknown Author

The letter was signed by more than 20 faculty members.

Published: October 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 13 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Liquid Physics in Space

Liquid Physics in Space
By REUTERS

An astronaut on the International Space Station test a new, super-high definition camera.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Geoffrey Marcy’s Berkeley Astronomy Colleagues Call for His Dismissal

Geoffrey Marcy's Berkeley Astronomy Colleagues Call for His Dismissal
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Astronomy faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, called on the administration to reconsider its approach to Dr. Marcy, who was found in a university investigation to have sexually harassed students.

Published: October 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Statement by Astronomy Faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, on Geoffrey Marcy

Statement by Astronomy Faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, on Geoffrey Marcy
By Unknown Author

The letter was signed by 23 faculty members.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 12 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Saving Syria’s Refugee Children

Saving Syria's Refugee Children
By Hala Kamaliddin, Darryl Hol, Valentina Ruiz Leotaud and Dan McKinney

Mohammad Abo-Hilal, a Syrian psychiatrist, is on a mission to help some of the two million child refugees traumatized by the war in Syria.

Published: October 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: African Conservation Group With Unusual Mission: Enforcement

African Conservation Group With Unusual Mission: Enforcement
By JAMES GORMAN

An alliance known as the Eagle Network was involved in an effort to bring to justice a Guinean official accused of engaging in illegal wildlife trade.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Culture of Nagging Helps California Save Water

A Culture of Nagging Helps California Save Water
By MATT RICHTEL

The rise of domestic and neighborhood self-enforcement is having an effect on the wasting of water amid the drought.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Study Quantifies Liana Vines’ Threat to Forests

Study Quantifies Liana Vines' Threat to Forests
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Researchers in Panama reported that after three years, forest areas with lianas had 76 percent less biomass than plots that had been cleared of vines.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: After a Setback, a Stroke of Fortune

After a Setback, a Stroke of Fortune
By Unknown Author

A woman in Ghana had a psychotic break when she was 17. After a long struggle, she came to the attention of a local nonprofit, which prescribed medication and taught her to sew.

Published: October 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Gene May Prompt Male-to-Male Attraction in Worms

Gene May Prompt Male-to-Male Attraction in Worms
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new study reports that a variation in a single gene results in male worms with excretory pores that attract the sexual attentions of other males.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Roots of BRCA1 Mutations for Ashkenazi Jews

The Roots of BRCA1 Mutations for Ashkenazi Jews
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

A reader wonders why a gene mutation associated with breast cancer is found in Ashkenazi Jewist women at a much higher rate than in other Jews.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Snails Keep On Jumping

Snails Keep On Jumping
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

Warmer, more acid seas may not interfere with the humpback conch's ability to avoid trouble.

Published: October 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Snail That Has a Jump on Climate Change

A Snail That Has a Jump on Climate Change
By JAMES GORMAN

A study showed that the humpback conch didn't increase its use of oxygen to leap when the water became warmer or more acidic.

Published: October 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 11 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Mentally Ill and Chained in Togo’s Prayer Camps

Mentally Ill and Chained in Togo's Prayer Camps
By Unknown Author

In parts of West Africa where psychiatry is virtually nonexistent, people with disorders like schizophrenia are often chained by the ankle and offered only prayer as treatment.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 10 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Astronomer Apologizes for Behavior

Astronomer Apologizes for Behavior
By DENNIS OVERBYE

Dr. Geoffrey Marcy has been found guilty of violating the sexual harassment policies of the University of California, Berkeley.

Published: October 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs, and Sparks Fly

In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs, and Sparks Fly
By MATT RICHTEL

California, where half of the country's electric cars are registered, is pushing for more, but as it is, too-few charging stations lead to fierce competition for available spots.

Published: October 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 9 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: An Error Leads to a New Way to Draw, and Erase, Computing Circuits

An Error Leads to a New Way to Draw, and Erase, Computing Circuits
By JOHN MARKOFF

Findings published in the journal Science Advances describe an "Etch A Sketch" using light that may have diverse applications in computing.

Published: October 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Horselike Fossil From 48 Million Years Ago Preserved While Pregnant

Horselike Fossil From 48 Million Years Ago Preserved While Pregnant
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

The specimen described in a new study is the earliest and best-preserved mammalian fetus to date.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 8 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: How to Watch the Draconid Meteor Shower

How to Watch the Draconid Meteor Shower
By DANIEL VICTOR

The annual nighttime display peaks Thursday night and is likely to be helped by good visibility across much of the U.S. and a waning crescent moon.

Published: October 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Sequence First Ancient Human Genome From Africa

Scientists Sequence First Ancient Human Genome From Africa
By Unknown Author

DNA was recovered from a 4,500-year-old human skeleton in Ethiopia, and it is strikingly different from that of living Africans.

Published: October 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Researchers Say They’ve Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally

Researchers Say They've Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
By JAMES GORMAN

The research was partly supported by a more than $1 billion program that aims to eventually reconstruct the human brain in a computer.

Published: October 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Elephants: Large, Long-Living and Less Prone to Cancer

Elephants: Large, Long-Living and Less Prone to Cancer
By CARL ZIMMER

The animals appear to be exceptional cancer fighters, using a special set of proteins, a new study reports, but it's unclear how to apply that to humans.

Published: October 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 7 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: How a Nobel Winner Got the Call

How a Nobel Winner Got the Call
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recalls how news of his Nobel Prize in Chemistry was broken to him and says he is honored to share the award with his colleague.

Published: October 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for DNA Studies

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for DNA Studies
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

This week's three Nobels reflect the globalization of science, which in the last century the United States often dominated.

Published: October 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mass Killers Often Rely on Past Perpetrators’ Blueprints

Mass Killers Often Rely on Past Perpetrators' Blueprints
By ERICA GOODE and BENEDICT CAREY

Experts have come to understand mass shootings less as isolated expressions of rage and more as acts that build on the outlines of previous rampages.

Published: October 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 6 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Photos of Shaving in Space and Other Routine Apollo Moments

Photos of Shaving in Space and Other Routine Apollo Moments
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

An archivist has released thousands of never-before-seen images from NASA's Apollo missions.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Prize in Physics Is Announced

Nobel Prize in Physics Is Announced
By REUTERS

Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada were awarded the prize for finding that neutrinos had mass, a discovery that the committee said "changes our view of the universe."

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald Win Nobel Prize in Physics
By DENNIS OVERBYE

They received the award for their discovery of neutrino oscillations, which show that neutrinos — a kind of subatomic particle — have mass.

Published: October 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 5 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western Scourge

Researcher Finds Way to Fight Cheatgrass, a Western Scourge
By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON

The invasive weed, which makes wildfires more damaging, may be vulnerable to a naturally occurring soil bacteria.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Frogs Find Themselves in a Downward Spiral

Frogs Find Themselves in a Downward Spiral
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new study reports that at least 3.1 percent of frog species have gone extinct, and another 6.9 percent may disappear within the next century.

Published: October 6, 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: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way

Mars Is Pretty Clean. Her Job at NASA Is to Keep It That Way
By KENNETH CHANG

Catharine A. Conley Is not facing aliens, so her main job is to make sure not too many Earth spores from research missions to Mars are left behind.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mummification Practiced in Bronze Age Britain

Mummification Practiced in Bronze Age Britain
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

Archaeologists used microscopic bone analysis to study 34 human remains from Britain dating to the Bronze Age, spanning from 2200 B.C. to 750 B.C.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded

Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded
By REUTERS

William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu received the 2015 prize for "therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases," the committee said.

Published: October 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Some Canada Geese Are Losing Migratory Instincts

Some Canada Geese Are Losing Migratory Instincts
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Year-round populations of the birds are establishing themselves in areas far south of their original territories.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species

A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species
By ERICA GOODE

In a shift in policy toward endangered species, conservation interests are working with those of government and business on wider-ranging plans.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Not Quite ‘Planet of the Apes’

Not Quite 'Planet of the Apes'
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

The video has a simple plot: Ape hits human. And apes seem to remember it very well.

Published: October 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Science Filmmaking to Test Ape Memory

Science Filmmaking to Test Ape Memory
By JAMES GORMAN

For the purposes of testing ape memory, two scientists wrote, directed and starred in two short videos made for viewing by chimpanzees and bonobos

Published: October 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scholars for Roundworm and Malaria Discoveries

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scholars for Roundworm and Malaria Discoveries
By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 4 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Eye Treatment Closes In on Being First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Eye Treatment Closes In on Being First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.
By ANDREW POLLACK

Spark Therapeutics said the treatment had allowed people with certain so-called inherited retinal dystrophies to maneuver in dimmer light than they could before

Published: October 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Nobel Prize Winning Scientists Reflect on Nearly Sleeping Through the Crucial Call

Nobel Prize Winning Scientists Reflect on Nearly Sleeping Through the Crucial Call
By As told to CLAUDIA DREIFUS

Beginning Monday and throughout this week the various committees that select the winners of the Nobel Prizes will announce their choices at around 11:30 a.m. Swedish time. With the Eastern part of the United States six hours and the Western part nine hours behind Sweden, American researchers tend to be asleep when that life-changing call comes. Here is how eight scientists learned about their Nobel Prizes.

Published: October 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 2 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: A Mammoth Find

A Mammoth Find
By UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN

A team of paleontologists unearthed the remains of a mammoth near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Published: October 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Under a Farmer’s Field: A Woolly Mammoth in Michigan

Under a Farmer's Field: A Woolly Mammoth in Michigan
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

A farmer discovered the butchered remains of a woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.

Published: October 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Woolly Mammoth Excavation In Michigan

Woolly Mammoth Excavation In Michigan
By UNIVERSITY of MICHIGAN

A team of paleontologists from the University of Michigan unearthed the remains of a woolly mammoth near Ann Arbor, Mich.

Published: October 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 1 ottobre 2015

NYT Science: Study Finds Asteroid Ahead of Dinosaur Extinction Accelerated Volcanoes

Study Finds Asteroid Ahead of Dinosaur Extinction Accelerated Volcanoes
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

A new study suggests that volcanic eruptions started doubling in output within 50,000 years of the asteroid impact preceding the Cretaceous period mass extinction.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: IBM Scientists Find New Way to Shrink Transistors

IBM Scientists Find New Way to Shrink Transistors
By JOHN MARKOFF

The finding may be the key to once again increasing the speed of computer processors, which has been stalled for the last decade.

Published: October 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Crows May Learn Lessons From Death

Crows May Learn Lessons From Death
By CARL ZIMMER

A new study suggests the birds pay careful attention to their dead as a way to gather information about threats.

Published: October 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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