Sorry, this feed is currently unavailable or does not exists anymore.

Brace for the Polar Vortex: It May Be Visiting More Often
Posted by KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS on January 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm

A researcher says that as the climate changes, “winter is shortening, but you’re getting these more intensive periods in that shorter winter.&rdquo […]

The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting So Many Medicare Patients. Did That Cost Lives?
Posted by PAULA SPAN on January 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm

A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now experts worry some older patients are being denied necessary care. […]

Do You Take This Robot …
Posted by ALEX WILLIAMS on January 19, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying? […]

The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?
Posted by THE NEW YORK TIMES on January 19, 2019 at 6:37 am

Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions. […]

Q&A: These Species Were Said to Be Extinct. Really, They Were Just Hard to Find.
Posted by C. CLAIBORNE RAY on January 18, 2019 at 10:32 pm

A surprising number of plants and animals have been discovered alive and well after scientists had declared them long gone. […]

Your Sweat Will See You Now
Posted by APOORVA MANDAVILLI on January 18, 2019 at 7:58 pm

A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin. […]

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths
Posted by ABBY GOODNOUGH on January 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids. […]

Critic’s Pick: Ansel Adams in a New Light
Posted by VICKI GOLDBERG on January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

The National Parks are in partial shutdown. But America’s wilderness shines in a show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston that reveals how human intervention has changed purple mountains’ majesty. […]

Dr. John Mendelsohn, 82, Researcher Who Led Top Cancer Center, Dies
Posted by KATIE THOMAS on January 18, 2019 at 4:42 pm

After pioneering a targeted cancer therapy, he oversaw MD Anderson in Houston as it gained a reputation as the nation’s top cancer hospital. […]

Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?
Posted by BENEDICT CAREY on January 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t. […]

The New Health Care: The Reasonable Way to View Marijuana’s Risks
Posted by AARON E. CARROLL on January 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm

Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available. […]

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64
Posted by KENNETH CHANG on January 18, 2019 at 4:12 am

Dr. Bourgain, a recipient of some of his field’s most prestigious awards, was undaunted by even the most intractable of challenges. […]

Orca Calf Offers Hope for a Fading Group in the Pacific Northwest
Posted by JACEY FORTIN on January 18, 2019 at 1:54 am

The newborn killer whale, called L124, looks healthy. But its family is still in danger of extinction. […]

Trilobites: Romeo the Frog Finds His Juliet. Their Courtship May Save a Species.
Posted by JOANNA KLEIN on January 17, 2019 at 11:56 pm

The lonely male in a Bolivian museum was thought to be the last Sehuencas water frog, but an expedition has found him a potential mate. […]

What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface
Posted by KENNETH CHANG on January 17, 2019 at 11:38 pm

The pace of space rocks pummeling Earth and the moon was relatively infrequent, but then doubled or tripled for unknown reasons, a new study finds. […]

Reuters: Science News is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance and stocks. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals.

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse
Posted on January 19, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing. […]

Russian scientists find defect in new heavy lift space rocket engine
Posted on January 18, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Scientists have discovered a defect in the engines of Russia's new flagship heavy lift space rocket that could destroy it in flight, an apparent setback to a project President Vladimir Putin has said is vital for national security. […]

Lord of the rings: Saturn's halo may be relatively recent trait
Posted on January 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Saturn's rings are one of our solar system's magnificent sights, but may be a relatively recent addition, according to data obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft before the robotic explorer's 2017 death plunge into the giant gas planet. […]

Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider
Posted on January 16, 2019 at 1:58 pm

A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind's knowledge of matter. […]

Braille technology firm builds 'Kindle for the blind'
Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes. […]

Too much salt: water desalination plants harm environment: U.N.
Posted on January 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. […]

China to collect samples from moon this year
Posted on January 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. […]

Shifting north magnetic pole forces unprecedented navigation fix
Posted on January 11, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Rapid shifts in the Earth's north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said. […]

Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives
Posted on January 8, 2019 at 7:39 am

A leading geneticist who ran the conference where a Chinese scientist said he had made the world's first "gene-edited" babies condemned him on Monday for potentially jeopardizing lives and having no biology training. […]

Indian scientists protest congress speakers discrediting works of Newton, Einstein
Posted on January 7, 2019 at 7:25 pm

Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world's greatest physicists and suggest modern breakthroughs such as in-vitro fertilization were in fact invented in ancient India. […]

China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on far side of the moon
Posted on January 5, 2019 at 9:23 am

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China's space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country's space program. […]

After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons
Posted on January 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm

After studying a space rock some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft set off on a new hunt for moons in the solar system's most distant edge, searching for clues on our solar family's creation, scientists said on Thursday. […]

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge
Posted on January 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

NASA's New Horizons explorer successfully "phoned home" on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the solar system that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation. […]

NASA probe believed to have passed distant space rock on landmark mission  
Posted on January 1, 2019 at 12:08 pm

A NASA explorer is believed to have reached the solar system's outermost region early Tuesday morning, flying close to a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth on a mission to gather clues about the creation of the solar system. […]

NASA probe nears distant space rock for landmark flyby  
Posted on December 31, 2018 at 11:13 pm

A NASA explorer is on track to reach the solar system's outermost region by early Tuesday morning, when scientists expect it to fly by a space rock 20 miles long and billions of miles from Earth, the most distant close encounter of its kind. […]