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Why Is This Bacterium Hiding in Human Tumors?
Posted by GINA KOLATA on November 24, 2017 at 4:11 am

Whether Fusobacterium nucleatum causes colon tumors is unknown. But a new study hints that it may be ‘an integral part of the cancer.&rsquo […]

A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia
Posted by ANDREW E. KRAMER and WILLIAM J. BROAD on November 24, 2017 at 1:51 am

The release of a nuclear isotope traced to an area in the Ural Mountains was harmless, but Moscow’s reluctance to release data has spurred fears of future cover-ups. […]

Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence
Posted by Michele Catanzaro on November 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Letter from Nobel prizewinners denounces plight of Ahmadreza Djalali. […]

Zimbabwe’s researchers hope political change will revitalize science
Posted by Sarah Wild on November 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Academics optimistic that the end of Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian rule could boost research and international collaboration. […]

Review: ‘Bombshell’ Tells the Amazing Story of Hedy Lamarr, the Star and Inventor
Posted by MANOHLA DARGIS on November 23, 2017 at 7:53 pm

In this diverting documentary, Alexandra Dean tells the life story of Hedy Lamarr, a scandalous woman turned star and inventor. […]

This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses
Posted by NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR on November 23, 2017 at 11:00 am

“Our Senses” takes visitors out of their comfort zone at the American Museum of Natural History. […]

Thanks a Lot! New Reasons Not to Eat Cookie Dough
Posted by JAN HOFFMAN on November 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm

A new study confirms that uncooked flour can make people dangerously ill. Turns out E. coli bacteria can thrive in the dry, powdery host. […]

Trilobites: ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs
Posted by JOANNA KLEIN on November 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

An analysis of 3D photomosaics of reefs in the Pacific Ocean could help scientists better understand the health of coral around the world. […]

Q&A: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Posted by C. CLAIBORNE RAY on November 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

How a rattlesnake forms its rattles. […]

Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien
Posted by DENNIS OVERBYE on November 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry. […]

Trilobites: Even Whales Have to Exfoliate
Posted by DOUGLAS QUENQUA on November 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin. […]

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease
Posted by DENISE GRADY on November 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks from surgery. […]

Matter: Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time
Posted by CARL ZIMMER on November 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells. […]

A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Posted by MICHAEL ROSTON on November 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in. […]

Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone
Posted by KENNETH CHANG on November 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times. […]

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The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 9:44 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing. […]

Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly
Posted on November 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert. […]

U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it
Posted on November 14, 2017 at 6:36 pm

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. […]

Drinking age: oldest evidence of wine-making found near Tbilisi
Posted on November 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oenophiles take note: 5980 BC was a very good year for wine. […]

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognize human faces
Posted on November 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheep have been trained to recognize the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. […]

Exploring Egypt's Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually
Posted on November 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to 'teleport' themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture. […]

Cosmic-ray imaging finds hidden structure in Egypt's Great Pyramid
Posted on November 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays have detected a large and enigmatic internal structure in the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, the massive Great Pyramid of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. […]

Going ape: new orangutan species identified in Sumatra
Posted on November 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers. […]

Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor
Posted on October 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth. […]

Fossil footprints reveal existence of big early dinosaur predator
Posted on October 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trail of fossilized three-toed footprints that measure nearly two feet (57 cm) long shows that a huge meat-eating dinosaur stalked southern Africa 200 million years ago at a time when most carnivorous dinosaurs were modest-sized beasts. […]