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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:13
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.

UK judges to get scientific guides

BBC Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:45
A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary.

Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

BBC Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:41
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.

Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:31
An alumna of Los Alamos, she became a chemistry professor and urged universities to recruit more women as students, professors and administrators.

Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:01
The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.

Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:51
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant.

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:53
Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.

Trilobites: The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:16
For most insects, water is a death trap. These alkali flies cover themselves with a bubble of air to dip into a salty lake.

Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics

BBC Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:35
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.

Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:59
Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.

Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:32
Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found

BBC Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:57
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.

Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging

BBC Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 01:49
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:30
Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.

Cockatoos Rival Children in Shape Recognition

NY Times Science - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:30
Cockatoos prove adept at shape manipulation, outperforming most animals and even toddlers.

Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:24
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?

Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 20:57
In an effort to curb toxic diesel fumes, oil from used grounds has been added to the fuel for the British capital’s iconic red double-deckers.

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:32
By genetically altering a patient’s T-cells to attack more than one site on cancer cells, researchers hope to devise better treatments.

Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:42
“Remarkable progress” has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit.

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

BBC Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:10
The spectacular albatrosses featured in the BBC's Blue Planet series have seen a big slump in numbers.
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