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ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates

NY Times Science - 1 hour 23 min ago
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 - 1 hour 23 min ago
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.

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:13
Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.

Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:36
Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

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.

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

BBC Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:53
An asteroid that visited our Solar System from interstellar space is one of the most elongated celestial bodies known to science.

What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks

NY Times Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:09
The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.

European memory champion reveals winning trick

BBC Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:25
Simon Reinhard mastered the Method of Loci to become a European memory champion.

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed

BBC Science - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:11
The melting glacier contributing most to sea-level rise currently may be more resilient than previously recognised.

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:19
Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

NY Times Science - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:02
The Japanese government and companies used radiation-hardened machines to search for the fuel that escaped the plant’s ruined reactors.

Bosnia's silent killer: The coal industry

BBC Science - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:17
The Balkan country has the world's second highest death rate caused by air pollution.

Floods: How can you save your life when disaster strikes?

BBC Science - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:12
Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017. But how can you protect yourself against the natural disaster?

Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gases on Steroids’ to Enter Force

NY Times Science - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:53
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gases, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.

The Bonn Climate Conference: All Our Coverage in One Place

NY Times Science - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:47
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, in the biggest climate change talks of the year. Here’s all of our coverage.

News Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

NY Times Science - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:33
This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.
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