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Wearable tech aids stroke patients

BBC Science - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:10
US scientists develop sensors to allow doctors to follow their patients' progress away from the clinic.

Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’s

NY Times Science - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 10:30
When baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.

Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:00
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove

BBC Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:39
The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

After Years of Fighting, Idaho Retains Climate Change in Its Education Guidelines

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:21
The legislature had scrubbed human-caused climate change from state teaching standards, but new standards that include the topic will go into effect.

Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:52
Rapid expansion of geothermal energy generation has helped increase electrical access in Kenya. But the country faces challenges in making electricity widely available.

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts Say

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:20
Spree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.

Q&A: The Ocean Breathes So We Can, Too

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:13
Marine life produces about half the oxygen in our atmosphere.

Trilobites: A 3-D Look Inside the Tasmanian Tiger’s Pouch, Long After Extinction

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:32
Researchers scanned young thylacines preserved in jars in museums, gaining an understanding of when in their development the marsupials turned canine-like.

Trilobites: The Chambered Nautilus Is the Ocean’s Most Efficient Jet Engine

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:50
Moving through the deep seas with jets of water uses much more energy than swimming with fins, but this shellfish has found a way to make it work very well.

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

BBC Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:16
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.

Global Health: Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017

NY Times Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:16
Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

BBC Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:36
Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.

Wot, no signal?

BBC Science - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 02:28
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.

Neanderthals were capable of making art

BBC Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:07
Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.

'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spill

BBC Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:02
Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:25
A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.

Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:32
Cave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.

Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:19
Blood is a very difficult thing to live well on, but a new study of the gut microbes and genomes of vampire bats offer insights into how they do it.

New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:04
A new candidate was needed after the White House withdrew its previous nominee, who had drawn criticism for calling carbon dioxide the “gas of life.”
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