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NYT Science 5h
“I am an African-American male,” wrote Edray Goins, who until recently was one of vanishingly few black mathematicians at America's top universities. “To say that I feel isolated is an understatement.”
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NYT Science 5h
These strange clams used to terrify sailors. Now scientists think the symbiotic bacteria that helps shipworms digest wood could point the way to new antibiotics and better biofuels.
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Amy Harmon 8h
Please read my story about the African-American mathematician -- and about what another black mathematician described to me as "the racism of educated people.'' By which he really meant, educated white people.
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NYT Science 6h
Sometimes racism is unmistakeable. Other times, it’s about who meets your eyes when explaining a complicated mathematical result. Or are you imagining it?
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About 230,000 older people with kidney disease are receiving dialysis in the U.S. It's a demanding treatment -- but for many, there is an alternative.
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NYT Science 7h
From : Panic might seem counterproductive, but in the case of climate change, we’re at a point where alarmism and catastrophic thinking are valuable. This looming catastrophe demands an aggressive, global response, now.
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A tree grows in — well, you don’t want to know
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From : The definition of death is man-made. We set the threshold, and we can do so in response to biological, ethical and even practical considerations, argues
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NYT Science 8h
Where's the Nobel Prize for the bureaucrats?
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NYT Science 8h
Why try to save bats from the deadly white-nose syndrome? Biologists remind people that the small mammals are an effective method for mosquito control, as well as other insects.
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Do rivers really have a legal right to flow, forests a right to thrive and lakes a right to be clean? Voters in an unlikely place — Toledo, Ohio — will soon decide.
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NYT Science 9h
A robobituary for NASA's Mars rover Opportunity
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NYT Science 9h
What the Opportunity rover saw on Mars
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NYT Science 9h
Tardigrades can curl into desiccated balls and lower their metabolism to 0.01 percent of normal. What if we could synthesize proteins that would let us do something like that, too?
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NYT Science 9h
A textbook description annoyed Dr. Eigen. “I was then at the age when one accepts practically nothing unquestioned, and so I started to reflect on just how fast an ‘immeasurably fast’ reaction might be,” he recalled at the start of his Nobel lecture.
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NYT Science 9h
Many men who donated sperm thought it would be kept private. Now: “Donor anonymity will suffer the same fate as the cassette tape.”
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Bats in 31 states and parts of Canada have been devastated by the fungi known as white-nose syndrome. Researchers in the West are scouring caves and abandoned mines to try to save some species.
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NYT Science 10h
A mother learns the identity of her child’s grandmother. A sperm bank threatens to sue.
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NYT Science 10h
Science consortiums take note: A study in Nature has found that smaller research teams are more likely than large ones to generate innovative ideas
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Follow the 14.5 year journey of the Opportunity rover across the surface of Mars. We recommend looking at this on the biggest screen you can find:
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