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In Picasso’s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over

NY Times Science - 2 hours 4 min ago
Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist’s paintings and sculptures.

Trilobites: Coffee Beans Are Good for Birds, Fancy Brew or Not

NY Times Science - 8 hours 21 min ago
A study of India’s Western Ghats region found that growing coffee doesn’t interfere with biodiversity, regardless of which bean the farmer chooses.

Burn or bury

BBC Science - 13 hours 16 min ago
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

BBC Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:56
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

Origins of land plants pushed back in time

BBC Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:23
Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:32
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.

Ocean plastic tide 'violates the law'

BBC Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:20
Campaigners may want new laws to fight pollution but the remedies already exist, a new report argues.

France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears

BBC Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 15:18
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:32
Scientists are racing to understand why immunotherapy drugs have worked for a few cancer patients when the medicines should have had no effect.

There’s a Persistent Hum in This Canadian City, and No One Knows Why

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:32
Residents affected by the “Windsor Hum” complain of sleeplessness, depression and headaches. It is one of many mysterious sounds reported throughout the world.

Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:36
The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA’s proposed budget.

DNA secrets of how vampire bats became bloodthirsty

BBC Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:51
New research shows how vampire bats evolved to survive on a diet of blood alone.

Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 02:00
A study of 57 species shows that human encroachment and development not only harm an animal’s habitat, but may affect their migration patterns and food sources.

New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

BBC Science - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 02:39
An innovative scanning system is making it easier to find the hidden stories behind artworks.

Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:53
Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.

Pollution blights UK seagrass meadows

BBC Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:48
Excessive nitrogen from sewage and livestock waste is damaging the health of marine flowering plants.

Q&A: It’s Harder to Make Meals in the Mountains

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:24
Why does it take longer to cook certain foods at higher altitudes? Reduced air pressure.

The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival

BBC Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 09:01
More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.

Consumer products' air quality impact 'underestimated'

BBC Science - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:39
Chemicals from household products rival vehicles as a key source of urban air pollution.

Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 23:57
The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms.
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