giovedì 31 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Ants Can Change Their Roles, Study Finds

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

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

Published: January 5, 2016 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: January 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 30 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Climate Chaos, Across the Map

Climate Chaos, Across the Map
By JUSTIN GILLIS

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

Published: December 31, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Vivid Scenes From a Warm December

Vivid Scenes From a Warm December
By MICHAEL ROSTON

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

Published: December 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 29 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 30, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 28 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Type of Rock Is Discovered on Moon

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Residents of Vanuatu, Then and Now

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock

Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock
By CARL ZIMMER

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 29, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Science News That Stuck With Us in 2015

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

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

Published: December 28, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 25 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 26, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 24 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 25, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos

Submit Your Warm Winter Nature Photos
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 23 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 24, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 22 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 23, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 21 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Domesticated Dogs Lag in Reproduction

Domesticated Dogs Lag in Reproduction
By SINDYA N. BHANOO

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Examined World

The Examined World
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

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

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Quenching California’s Farmland

Quenching California's Farmland
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 20 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 21, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 18 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: After Poaching Deaths, Elephants Rearrange Families

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Thigh Bone Suggests Ancient and Modern Humans Overlapped

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mapping Saturn’s Moons

Mapping Saturn's Moons
By JONATHAN CORUM

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

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 17 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Mars Rover Finds Changing Rocks, Surprising Scientists

Mars Rover Finds Changing Rocks, Surprising Scientists
By KENNETH CHANG

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

Published: December 18, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 22, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 16 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Understanding El Niño

Understanding El Niño
By JONAH BROMWICH

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

Published: December 17, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 15 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 16, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 14 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Climate Advocates See Need for Continued Activism

Climate Advocates See Need for Continued Activism
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Evelyn Witkin and the Road to DNA Enlightenment

Evelyn Witkin and the Road to DNA Enlightenment
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Trampolining Droplets

Trampolining Droplets
By DAVID FRANK and JAMES GORMAN

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

Published: December 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 13 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: How Fish Communicate, Even Using Noise

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 12 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 13, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Inside the Paris Climate Deal

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

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

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Dec. 12 Draft of Paris Climate Agreement

Dec. 12 Draft of Paris Climate Agreement
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 11 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 12, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Giving Directions? Start With a Landmark.

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Paleontologists Discover a Poor Cousin to Triceratops

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

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

Published: December 15, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 10 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities

An Advance in Artificial Intelligence Rivals Human Abilities
By JOHN MARKOFF

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

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 11, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 10, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 9 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: A New Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators

A New Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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martedì 8 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research

Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

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

Published: December 9, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Reducing Carbon in Utilities

Reducing Carbon in Utilities
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Unilever Chief Calls for Climate Funding

Unilever Chief Calls for Climate Funding
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Clean Sailing

Clean Sailing
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 7 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
By Unknown Author

Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hawaii’s Dengue Fever Outbreak Grows

Hawaii's Dengue Fever Outbreak Grows
By CHRISTINE HAUSER

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Skinnier and Chillier

Skinnier and Chillier
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect

Closing In on Where Eels Go to Connect
By RACHEL NUWER

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Australia’s Feral Cats Most Likely European

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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domenica 6 dicembre 2015

NYT Science: Supplies Bound for Space Station After Successful Launch

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

Published: December 7, 2015 at 06:00AM

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sabato 5 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 6, 2015 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 4 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Online Classes Appeal More to the Affluent

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 5, 2015 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 3 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 8, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators

Draft Agreement for Paris Climate Negotiators
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 2 dicembre 2015

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

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

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

Published: December 4, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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

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

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

Published: December 3, 2015 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Climate Change Looks Like

What Climate Change Looks Like
By Unknown Author

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

Published: December 2, 2015 at 06:00AM

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