giovedì 30 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Lacking Brains, Plants Can Still Make Good Judgments About Risks

Lacking Brains, Plants Can Still Make Good Judgments About Risks
By JOANNA KLEIN

Researchers examined how pea plants grow in a study of risk assessment theory that could have applications for studies of human behavior.

Published: July 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Oh, Say, Can You See (but Not Hear) Those Fireworks?

Oh, Say, Can You See (but Not Hear) Those Fireworks?
By STEPH YIN

A new genre of fireworks displays caters to audiences that can do without the noise, but they will be hard to find this Fourth of July.

Published: July 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Ozone Hole Shows Signs of Shrinking, Scientists Say

Ozone Hole Shows Signs of Shrinking, Scientists Say
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Three decades after a treaty to phase out the use of chemicals known as CFCs, there are indications that the hole in the ozone layer is healing.

Published: July 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: All Eyes on Jupiter

All Eyes on Jupiter
By KENNETH CHANG

Telescopes around the world are zooming in to add context to data set to be collected by Juno, the NASA spacecraft set to reach Jupiter on July 4.

Published: July 1, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 29 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Don’t Get on the Wrong Side of This New Tarantula

Don't Get on the Wrong Side of This New Tarantula
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Kankuamo marquezi, a newly discovered member of the tarantula family, uses bristles on its rear end to attack foes.

Published: June 30, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How to Talk to Fireflies

How to Talk to Fireflies
By JOANNA KLEIN

Most fireflies have their own flash pattern to light up at night. A new device tries to get people talking to them.

Published: June 30, 2016 at 06:00AM

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martedì 28 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site

Escape Tunnel, Dug by Hand, Is Found at Holocaust Massacre Site
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

In 1944, 80 captive Jews who were being forced to burn bodies at a Nazi extermination site attempted an escape.

Published: June 29, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Devise New Way to Find an Elusive Element: Helium

Scientists Devise New Way to Find an Elusive Element: Helium
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Researchers prospecting in a volcanic region in Tanzania have found a significant reservoir of the gas, which is crucial for equipment like M.R.I. machines.

Published: June 29, 2016 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 27 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Juno: Piercing Jupiter’s Clouds

Juno: Piercing Jupiter's Clouds
By DENNIS OVERBYE, JONATHAN CORUM and JASON DRAKEFORD

On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive to study Jupiter after a trip of nearly two billion miles.

Published: June 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Approaches Jupiter

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Approaches Jupiter
By JONATHAN CORUM

On July 4, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter.

Published: June 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA’s Juno Mission Is to Be Captured by Jupiter

NASA's Juno Mission Is to Be Captured by Jupiter
By KENNETH CHANG

The spacecraft is to orbit the largest planet in the solar system, perhaps gaining insight into the origin of Earth.

Published: June 28, 2016 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 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Tick’s Pincher Offensive

The Tick's Pincher Offensive
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Why do I suffer more pain and itching, and for longer, after a tick bite than after a mosquito sting?

Published: June 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Hatching Treefrogs

Hatching Treefrogs
By MANJULA VARGHESE and JAMES GORMAN

Exploring the science of how treefrogs hatch.

Published: June 27, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: When Under Attack, These Frogs Hatch Themselves

When Under Attack, These Frogs Hatch Themselves
By JAMES GORMAN

The embryos of red-eyed treefrogs can hatch within seconds when threatened, if they are in the last third of their development.

Published: June 27, 2016 at 06:00AM

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domenica 26 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Bottles That Could Make Every Drop of Shampoo Count

Bottles That Could Make Every Drop of Shampoo Count
By STEPH YIN

For the first time, researchers have created an oil-repellent surface using a cheap, common plastic.

Published: June 27, 2016 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 24 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Scales, Feathers and Hair Have a Common Ancestor

Scales, Feathers and Hair Have a Common Ancestor
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

An ancient reptilian creature was found by researchers to be the source of the spikes, plumage and fur that cover reptiles, birds and mammals.

Published: June 25, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers

American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers
By MATT RICHTEL

Setting aside concerns about global warming, consumers are unloading hybrid and electric vehicles in favor of bigger cars, pickups and S.U.V.s.

Published: June 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 23 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Why Do We Only Inherit Mitochondrial DNA From Our Mothers?

Why Do We Only Inherit Mitochondrial DNA From Our Mothers?
By STEPH YIN

New research investigates why paternal mitochondria perish in embryos.

Published: June 24, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Old Monkeys and Old Humans Have in Common

What Old Monkeys and Old Humans Have in Common
By JOANNA KLEIN

Monkeys get more picky about certain relationships with age, suggesting biological origins to similar behavior in distantly-related humans.

Published: June 24, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 22 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Watermelon Snow: Not Edible but Important for Climate Change

Watermelon Snow: Not Edible but Important for Climate Change
By JOANNA KLEIN

A study called for better understanding of potential effects on the climate of red algae that grows on snow in warmer months.

Published: June 23, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Lab-Grown Bones Successfully Implanted in Pigs

Lab-Grown Bones Successfully Implanted in Pigs
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Jaw bones grown in a nutrient solution were implanted in 14 animals, who are now doing fine.

Published: June 23, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cancer Is Contagious Among Clams. What About Us?

Cancer Is Contagious Among Clams. What About Us?
By CARL ZIMMER

Once considered a rarity, infectious tumors appear to be more common in the animal world than once believed.

Published: June 28, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Cassini’s Final Mission: Obliteration

Cassini's Final Mission: Obliteration
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

The spacecraft is preparing to plunge into Saturn's atmosphere to ensure that nothing from Earth is left on the planets moons, which could host life.

Published: June 22, 2016 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 20 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Remember the Ozone Layer?

Remember the Ozone Layer?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

It's still there, NASA tracks it, and scientists are still worried about it, though atmospheric levels of chemicals that damage it are slowly declining.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists

The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists
By RACHEL NUWER

A new report by Global Witness puts last year's death toll at 185, a sharp increase, with Brazil leading the way.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic

Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic
By STEPH YIN

A recent census suggests the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan are making modest gains after illness wiped out most of the species.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Chameleon’s Hunting Secret: Sticky Spit

A Chameleon's Hunting Secret: Sticky Spit
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The animals can grab prey as far as two body lengths away.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Great-Tailed Grackle's Innovation Test

A Great-Tailed Grackle's Innovation Test
By MANJULA VARGHESE and JAMES GORMAN

Flexibility and innovation aren't the same, studies of this bird suggest.

Published: June 20, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Grackle’s Secret to Success

The Grackle's Secret to Success
By JAMES GORMAN

The great-tailed grackle is one of the most invasive species in the United States. A new experiment tests whether it develops new behaviors.

Published: June 20, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: For Coral, Mass Spawns Are the Way to Go

For Coral, Mass Spawns Are the Way to Go
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

One researcher compares the massive, synchronized frenzy of spawning to "a wave at a stadium," one that builds reefs and is threatened by warming seas.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Mysterious Rite of Reproduction

Mysterious Rite of Reproduction
By NATALIA V. OSIPOVA

Watch corals in their procreative dance, a spectacular event that happens once a year after the full moon.

Published: June 20, 2016 at 06:00AM

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domenica 19 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Stratolaunch’s Gargantuan Flying Launchpad Edges Toward the Skies

Stratolaunch's Gargantuan Flying Launchpad Edges Toward the Skies
By NICK WINGFIELD and KENNETH CHANG

The planned airborne launcher — funded by Paul Allen, a Microsoft founder — is more than three-quarters finished, but questions about its business model linger.

Published: June 20, 2016 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 17 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Robert Paine, Ecologist Who Found ‘Keystone Species,’ Dies at 83

Robert Paine, Ecologist Who Found 'Keystone Species,' Dies at 83
By SAM ROBERTS

Dr. Paine identified certain species, like sea otters and starfish, that if removed, could disproportionately affect their ecosystems and neighboring species.

Published: June 18, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: An Unwelcome Tourist Arrives in New Jersey: Clinging Jellyfish

An Unwelcome Tourist Arrives in New Jersey: Clinging Jellyfish
By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

Without invitation or a clear explanation, this small-but-mighty variety of jellyfish has been found for the first time in the Garden State.

Published: June 18, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: NASA Unveils Plans for Electric-Powered Plane

NASA Unveils Plans for Electric-Powered Plane
By KENNETH CHANG

The agency announced plans for an all-electric airplane as part of efforts to make aviation more efficient and less of a polluter.

Published: June 18, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: 12,000 Years Ago, Humans and Climate Change Made a Deadly Team

12,000 Years Ago, Humans and Climate Change Made a Deadly Team
By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

By dating bones and teeth from megafauna found in South America, researchers found that prehistoric extinctions were tied to warming and the presence of humans.

Published: June 18, 2016 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 16 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Exxon Mobil Fights Back at State Inquiries Into Climate Change Research

Exxon Mobil Fights Back at State Inquiries Into Climate Change Research
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

After 20 state attorneys general supported an investigation into the company, Exxon Mobil is using the courts to try and stop the legal momentum.

Published: June 17, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops

Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops
By CARL ZIMMER

Already lurking in the soil beneath our feet is a complex microbial world that could protect plants and our food supply.

Published: June 21, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New ‘Extinct’ Meteorite Hints at Violent Cosmic Collision

New 'Extinct' Meteorite Hints at Violent Cosmic Collision
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

The discovery in a Swedish limestone quarry is unlike any meteorite ever before found on Earth.

Published: June 17, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Fighting ISIS With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks

Fighting ISIS With an Algorithm, Physicists Try to Predict Attacks
By PAM BELLUCK

A new mathematical model aims to track the activity of Islamic State sympathizers online and determine when groups will turn from talk to action.

Published: June 17, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: You Want Tastier Coffee? Freeze Beans, Then Grind.

You Want Tastier Coffee? Freeze Beans, Then Grind.
By JOANNA KLEIN

The colder the bean, the more uniform the grind and the more flavorful the brew, a study found.

Published: June 17, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 15 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Short Answers to Your Good Questions About Black Holes

Short Answers to Your Good Questions About Black Holes
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The Times's cosmic affairs correspondent doesn't know what happens at a black hole's center, but he did answer other questions submitted by hundreds of readers.

Published: June 16, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Hear a Second Chirp From Colliding Black Holes

Scientists Hear a Second Chirp From Colliding Black Holes
By DENNIS OVERBYE

The noise, which lasted about a second, emanated from the collision of black holes roughly 14 and 8 times as massive as the sun.

Published: June 16, 2016 at 06:00AM

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martedì 14 giugno 2016

NYT Science: National Aquarium Plans to Create Dolphin Sanctuary

National Aquarium Plans to Create Dolphin Sanctuary
By JADA F. SMITH

In the face of protests by animal welfare activists, the institution is discontinuing the popular tourist attraction.

Published: June 15, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: How to Become a Shadow Angel in the Morning Dew

How to Become a Shadow Angel in the Morning Dew
By JOANNA KLEIN

Heiligenschein, which is German for "holy light," appears as a halo around your shadow as you stand with your back to the sun over moist grass.

Published: June 15, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: The Ancient Greek Philosopher’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Ancient Greek Philosopher's Guide to the Galaxy
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

After more than a decade of work, scientists have deciphered about 3,500 words of explanatory text written on the Antikythera Mechanism, found in a shipwreck.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 13 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Weasels Are Built for the Hunt

Weasels Are Built for the Hunt
By NATALIE ANGIER

Members of the mustelid family, including badgers, ferrets and otters, have evolved into remarkable predators.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Insects Don’t Need Noses to Sense a Stench

Insects Don't Need Noses to Sense a Stench
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

It's just that their olfactory receptors are essentially on the outside and not inside a collection organ.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Samuel K. Wasser, a Scientific Detective Tailing Poachers

Samuel K. Wasser, a Scientific Detective Tailing Poachers
By CLAUDIA DREIFUS

A conservation biologist discusses his forensic analysis using DNA to determine the origins of seized elephant ivory.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Readers’ Reactions

Readers' Reactions
By Unknown Author

From gorillas in captivity to the use of painkillers, articles in the Science Times section elicit varied points of view.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Monumental Piece of the Old, Old City of Petra

Monumental Piece of the Old, Old City of Petra
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

With the help of drones and satellite imagery, archaeologists have discovered a platform about half the size of a football field at Petra in Jordan.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Face-Reading Fish

A Face-Reading Fish
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

The archerfish can obtain food by shooting down insects with jets of water. Now researchers find that they can apparently tell one face from another.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: What Dead Pigs Can’t Teach Us About ‘C.S.I.’

What Dead Pigs Can't Teach Us About 'C.S.I.'
By ERICA GOODE

Forensic experts have long used decomposing pigs as proxies for humans in estimating when someone died. But a study found pigs make poor stand-ins.

Published: June 14, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Recording What Polar Bears Do

Recording What Polar Bears Do
By MANJULA VARGHESE and JAMES GORMAN

Scientists observe polar bears' behavior in their natural environment by fitting them with collars that have cameras.

Published: June 13, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Video From a Polar Bear’s Point of View

Video From a Polar Bear's Point of View
By JAMES GORMAN

Collar-mounted cameras have produced glimpses of a polar bear's life, giving researchers a picture of their activities and energy use.

Published: June 13, 2016 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 10 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Light Pollution Masks the Milky Way for a Third of the World’s Population

Light Pollution Masks the Milky Way for a Third of the World's Population
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

A new interactive atlas shows the global effects of artificial light on views of the stars from Earth.

Published: June 11, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Quick Analysis Finds Effect of Climate Change in French Floods

Quick Analysis Finds Effect of Climate Change in French Floods
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Using data and computer simulations, researchers say warming temperatures increased the likelihood of a deluge like the one that affected Paris.

Published: June 11, 2016 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 9 giugno 2016

NYT Science: No Males Needed for These Bees. It’s in Their Genes.

No Males Needed for These Bees. It's in Their Genes.
By JOANNA KLEIN

In some South African honeybee colonies, any female can be like a queen, and researchers have identified the genes that make this difference possible.

Published: June 10, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Iceland Carbon Dioxide Storage Project Locks Away Gas, and Fast

Iceland Carbon Dioxide Storage Project Locks Away Gas, and Fast
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Researchers report success in an experiment that keeps a gas tied to global warming out of the atmosphere permanently.

Published: June 10, 2016 at 06:00AM

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mercoledì 8 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100

Jerome S. Bruner, Who Shaped Understanding of the Young Mind, Dies at 100
By BENEDICT CAREY

Dr. Bruner's writings, which helped reduce the influence of behaviorism on psychology, were vastly influential on education policy.

Published: June 9, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Four Elements on the Periodic Table Get New Names

Four Elements on the Periodic Table Get New Names
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Names were proposed for four elements on the table's seventh row: Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson.

Published: June 9, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Enlisting Mosquitoes to Fight Zika

Enlisting Mosquitoes to Fight Zika
By NEIL COLLIER, SHANE O'NEILL and DAVID ZLUTNICK

Scientists in California are testing the use of bacteria-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to reduce their numbers and prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

Published: June 8, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: New Fossils Strengthen Case for ‘Hobbit’ Species

New Fossils Strengthen Case for 'Hobbit' Species
By CARL ZIMMER

Teeth, a piece of jaw and tools dating to 700,000 years ago support the idea that ancestors of Homo floresiensis arrived in Indonesia about a million years ago.

Published: June 9, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Panel Endorses ‘Gene Drive’ Technology That Can Alter Entire Species

Panel Endorses 'Gene Drive' Technology That Can Alter Entire Species
By AMY HARMON

A technique to change or eliminate entire populations of organisms could be used against virus-carrying mosquitoes. It could also have unintended consequences.

Published: June 9, 2016 at 06:00AM

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martedì 7 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Fighting Lyme Disease in the Genes of Nantucket’s Mice

Fighting Lyme Disease in the Genes of Nantucket's Mice
By AMY HARMON

Residents there heard a proposal Monday from a M.I.T. scientist to use genetically engineered mice to stop the spread of the tick-borne disease.

Published: June 8, 2016 at 06:00AM

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lunedì 6 giugno 2016

NYT Science: No Escape from Black Holes? Stephen Hawking Points to a Way Out

No Escape from Black Holes? Stephen Hawking Points to a Way Out
By DENNIS OVERBYE

New calculations by Dr. Hawking and other researchers suggest that essential properties of whatever falls into these cosmic pits may survive.

Published: June 7, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Like a Slimy Taser, Electric Eels Can Leap Out and Zap Their Prey

Like a Slimy Taser, Electric Eels Can Leap Out and Zap Their Prey
By JAMES GORMAN

Electric eels do not just send their high-voltage pulses through the water to paralyze their prey; they can jump out of the water to shock them too.

Published: June 7, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: When Eels Get Aggressive

When Eels Get Aggressive
By KEN CATANIA and EDWARD FETNER

Researchers studied how eels can use targeted, high-voltage volleys to attack their prey.

Published: June 6, 2016 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 7, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: After Harambe’s Death, Debating Whether Gorillas and Great Apes Belong in Zoos

After Harambe's Death, Debating Whether Gorillas and Great Apes Belong in Zoos
By NATALIE ANGIER

Gorillas have been shown to thrive in captivity, but some wonder if their display is tailored to the interests of the animals or the onlookers.

Published: June 7, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Was There an Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere?

Was There an Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere?
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY

Glacial periods affect all parts of the Earth, but there are big differences between hemispheres, because the north has more land.

Published: June 7, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: ScienceTake | Looking Into a Fly’s Brain

ScienceTake | Looking Into a Fly's Brain
By SAMANTHA STARK and JAMES GORMAN

Scientists have developed a new method for peeking into the brain of a freely walking fruit fly — by peeling back its head.

Published: June 6, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Creating a Window Into a Fly’s Brain

Creating a Window Into a Fly's Brain
By JAMES GORMAN

Researchers develop a method for observing brain activity in a freely moving fly.

Published: June 6, 2016 at 06:00AM

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venerdì 3 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Scientists Find Form of Crispr Gene Editing With New Capabilities

Scientists Find Form of Crispr Gene Editing With New Capabilities
By CARL ZIMMER

A common bacterium contains molecules that target RNA, not DNA. If it can be harnessed for use in humans, the process may lead to new forms of bioengineering.

Published: June 4, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: A Plan for Turning Down Manufactured Ocean Sounds

A Plan for Turning Down Manufactured Ocean Sounds
By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

Increasing sea noise has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concerned about its effects on aquatic species.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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giovedì 2 giugno 2016

NYT Science: Nine Scientists Win Kavli Prizes Totaling $3 Million

Nine Scientists Win Kavli Prizes Totaling $3 Million
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

The researchers will share the awards for their advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Ancient Civilization of Microbes, Not Greeks, Built ‘Lost City’

Ancient Civilization of Microbes, Not Greeks, Built 'Lost City'
By HENRY FOUNTAIN

Scientists have discovered why underwater "ruins" off a Greek island showed no signs of human habitation beyond what appeared to be stonework.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome

Scientists Announce HGP-Write, Project to Synthesize the Human Genome
By ANDREW POLLACK

The formal announcement of the plans, which leaked last month, seeks to raise $100 million this year. The total price tag could exceed $1 billion.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Where Did Dogs Come From? There May be Two Answers.

Where Did Dogs Come From? There May be Two Answers.
By JAMES GORMAN

A scientist studying the origins of dogs suggests they may have been domesticated twice.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Watch Saturn Shine on Friday, No Equipment Required

Watch Saturn Shine on Friday, No Equipment Required
By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

Our solar system's sixth planet will be at opposition, providing one of the best opportunities to see it with the naked eye.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Oliver Sacks Tribute Captures His Quirks and Insights

Oliver Sacks Tribute Captures His Quirks and Insights
By ERICA GOODE

Readers, friends, colleagues and former patients gathered for a celebration of his life and work at an event for the World Science Festival.

Published: June 3, 2016 at 06:00AM

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NYT Science: Studies of Moth and Butterfly Genes Color In a Scientific Classic

Studies of Moth and Butterfly Genes Color In a Scientific Classic
By JOANNA KLEIN

The studies identified the mutation at the heart of a lesson about adaptive evolution taught in many science classes.

Published: June 2, 2016 at 06:00AM

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