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Spelunking in Search of Antibiotics

NY Times Science - 6 hours 47 min ago
It can take decades of research and more than a billion dollars to create a new antibiotic drug. Sometimes, the first step of the process starts underground, deep inside a mountain.

How killer flies have the fastest vision of any animal

BBC Science - 8 hours 33 min ago
Some flies see six times faster than us, catching prey in mid-air in less than a second.

'I fell from the top of the jungle to save an eagle'

BBC Science - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 16:21
Alexander Blanco's conservation work is helping to save the world's most powerful eagle.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:06
The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.

Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:12
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.

Take a Number: The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:44
Sixty percent of adolescents received the vaccine in 2016. A decade ago, less than 30 percent did.

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea

BBC Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:04
The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move.

Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:15
Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.

How Dogs Recognize Their Scents — And Selves

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:00
Dogs appear to know their own scent in a test involving samples of urine. Is that the same as recognizing oneself in a mirror?

ScienceTake: Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not Sight

NY Times Science - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 02:00
Canines don’t seem to perceive their reflections in mirrors. But they do better with a ‘‘smell mirror.’’

A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:39
Cotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:45
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:44
A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Building a Better Coral Reef

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:29
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying out

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:17
The call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.

How business is driving the new space race

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:04
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

Bright sparks

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:52
The fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.

Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo Dragon

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:12
Sir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.

Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More Time

NY Times Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:58
New research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why.

Ancient DNA sheds light on African history

BBC Science - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:08
DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.
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