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Global Health: The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms

NY Times Science - 8 min 9 sec ago
Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections.

Global Health: Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs

NY Times Science - 1 hour 6 min ago
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades of progress.

Trilobites: Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science

NY Times Science - 1 hour 43 min ago
As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of toothed whales.

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

BBC Science - 2 hours 1 min ago
It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

Trilobites: Sea Stars Started Dissolving. What Helped Some of Them Survive?

NY Times Science - 2 hours 11 min ago
Researchers say they’ve detected genetic differences that might help explain why some of these creatures on California’s coast survived a deadly plague.

Was Autism a Nazi Invention?

NY Times Science - 2 hours 11 min ago
In “Asperger’s Children,” Edith Sheffer explores the roots of autism, first diagnosed in Nazi Germany as the regime engaged in a program of child euthanasia.

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’

NY Times Science - 2 hours 13 min ago
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America’s drinking habits.

Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans

NY Times Science - 5 hours 47 min ago
A study compiling research on species across the globe says mammals are changing their behavior in response to human disturbance.

The New Health Care: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could Be Costing Us Great Ideas

NY Times Science - 6 hours 11 min ago
Funding is harder to find in general, and the current approach favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men.

'Dumpling-shaped' space rock comes into view

BBC Science - 8 hours 44 min ago
A Japanese space probe has been sending back images as it approaches its target, the asteroid Ryugu.

Hong Kong's fish are eating plastic - and people could be too

BBC Science - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:15
A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 16:42
Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.

Major Study of Drinking Will Be Shut Down

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:00
An investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the $100 million trial had been tainted by funding appeals to the alcohol industry.

Horsefly season: How to avoid being bitten

BBC Science - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:19
It is horsefly season, which means all those enjoying the countryside should watch out for bites.

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks?

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 03:00
Like Facebook, but for fifth cousins, adoptive mothers and sperm-donor dads.

A Family in Transition

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:00
Two fathers and the baby girl they never expected.

Addo Dispatch: Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away

NY Times Science - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 02:00
South Africa’s Addo elephant park has few females with tusks, a trait that has died off because of hunting but also keeps poachers away.

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted on Fraud Charges

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:27
The former darling of Silicon Valley and the former president of her blood testing company are accused of defrauding investors, doctors and patients in a federal indictment.

Salmonella Outbreaks Affect Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal and Cut Fruit

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:10
As an outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products this week, federal officials announced a separate outbreak linked to fruit has expanded to almost two dozen states.

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:23
Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur’s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review.
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