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Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected

The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.
Tags: News, United States, Epidemics, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Infections, Hubei Province (China, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Microbes Point the Way to Shipwrecks

Distinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals.
Tags: News, Research, Microbiology, Gulf of Mexico, University of Southern Mississippi, Reefs, Fish and Other Marine Life, Oceans and Seas, Shipwrecks (Historic, Your-feed-science, Leila Hamdan


Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Research, Immune System, Blood Pressure, Harvard University, Middle East, Epidemics, National Institutes of Health, Viruses, Mice, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Testosterone, Yale University, Clayton


Whisky Knows Her Toys

A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners.
Tags: News, Dogs, Norway, Animal Cognition, Oregon State University, Scientific Reports (Journal, Udell, Your-feed-science, Monique A R, Claudia Fugazza


White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

With forests depleted by development, the pig-like animals are disappearing rapidly, scientists have found in a new study.
Tags: News, Research, Pigs, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Mesoamerica, Daniel, Thornton, Forests and Forestry, Endangered and Extinct Species, Biological Conservation (Journal, Your-feed-science, White-lipped peccaries


Time Is Still a Mystery to ‘Einstein’s Dreams’ Author

Why Alan Lightman, astrophysicist turned writer, traded black holes for black ink.
Tags: News, Physics, Theater, Alan, Einstein, Books and Literature, Lightman, Writing and Writers, Space and Astronomy, Alan Lightman, Your-feed-science




The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star

The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.
Tags: News, Sun, Miguel, Betelgeuse, European Southern Observatory, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Your-feed-science, Montarges


The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star

The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.
Tags: News, Sun, Miguel, Betelgeuse, European Southern Observatory, Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Your-feed-science, Montarges


They Wanted Research Funding, So They Entered the Lottery

A survey of New Zealand scientists found that recipients of a randomized funding program favored random allocations of some kinds of grant money.
Tags: News, Lotteries, Research, New Zealand, Barnett, Science and Technology, Adrian, Medicine and Health, Your-feed-science, Health and Research Council, Research Integrity and Peer Review


The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula

Nothing says “I love you” like a customizable algebraic equation.
Tags: Art, News, Valentine's Day, Mathematics, Your-feed-science


Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, Maybe

The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?
Tags: News, Volcanoes, Andrea, Bones, Mount Vesuvius, Skeletons, Archaeology and Anthropology, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Skull (Body Part, Jaw (Body Part, Mount Vesuvius (Italy, Your-feed-science, Pliny the Elder (24-79 AD, Pliny the Younger (61-113 AD, Cionci, Skull of Pliny the Elder Maybe


As Mating Rituals Go, Valentine’s Day Isn’t So Bad

Four reproductive tales from the animal kingdom, where sealing the deal doesn’t always turn out so great for one partner.
Tags: News, Research, Valentine's Day, Bedbugs, Animal Behavior, Snails, Octopus, Turtles and Tortoises, Reproduction (Biological, Evolution (Biology, Your-feed-science


A Growing Presence on the Farm: Robots

A new generation of autonomous robots is helping plant breeders shape the crops of tomorrow.
Tags: News, Vegetables, Corn, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors, Illinois, Computers and the Internet, Agriculture and Farming, Robots and Robotics, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Your-feed-science


Time is Still a Mystery to ‘Einstein’s Dreams’ Author

Why Alan Lightman, astrophysicist turned writer, traded black holes for black ink.
Tags: News, Physics, Theater, Alan, Einstein, Books and Literature, Lightman, Writing and Writers, Space and Astronomy, Alan Lightman, Your-feed-science


Coronavirus Cases Seemed to Be Leveling Off. Not Anymore.

On Thursday, health officials in China reported more than 14,000 new cases in Hubei Province alone. A change in diagnostic criteria may be the reason.
Tags: News, China, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Hubei Province, Medicine and Health, Deaths (Fatalities, Tests (Medical, Hubei Province (China, Wuhan (China, Respiratory Diseases, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Beverages, Chile, Sugar, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Sales and Excise Taxes, Labeling and Labels (Product, Your-feed-science, PLoS Medicine (Journal


This Rodent Was Giant. Its Brain Was Tiny.

Reconstruction of a fossil of an extinct South American relative of the capybara shows it didn’t have much space in its skull for a brain.
Tags: News, Brain, South America, Rodents, Paleontology, Leonardo, Kerber, Amazon River Basin, Biology Letters (Journal, Skull (Body Part, Your-feed-science


Ghost DNA Hints at Africa’s Missing Ancient Humans

Genes in some living West Africans shed light on human genetic diversity, which has been difficult to find in the continent’s fossil record.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Research, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Fossils, Paleontology, Arun, Genetics and Heredity, Sriram, Durvasula, Science Advances (Journal, Your-feed-science, Sankararaman


Huge Shelters for Coronavirus Patients Pose New Risks, Experts Fear

It’s not clear how patients are screened or treated in China’s makeshift wards, nor even how long they are to remain.
Tags: News, China, Hospitals, United States, Epidemics, William, Influenza, Viruses, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Schaffner, Wuhan (China, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Sugary Drink Consumption Plunges in Chile After New Food Law

A study finds that a landmark law requiring warning labels on unhealthy foods made a swift difference in purchases of sodas, bottled water and juices.
Tags: Food, News, Obesity, Beverages, Chile, Sugar, Soft drinks, Diet And Nutrition, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Sales and Excise Taxes, Labeling and Labels (Product, Your-feed-science, PLoS Medicine (Journal


At the Westminster Dog Show: Top Dogs, Top Docs

America’s premier canine competition is not just a beauty contest. Supporting elite athletes (and their owners) is a growing pack of massage and sports medicine specialists.
Tags: News, Dogs, America, Massage, Cornell University, Veterinary Medicine, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Your-feed-science


Canada’s Newest Tyrannosaur Is Named for a ‘Reaper of Death’

The specimen is older than T. Rex and other famous members of its family, which could fill in this apex predator’s family tree.
Tags: News, Research, Canada, Dinosaurs, Rex, Fossils, Jared, Paleontology, Therrien, Francois, Voris, Skull (Body Part, Alberta (Canada, Jaw (Body Part, Zelenitsky, Darla K


Grizzly Bear Death Rates Are Climbing

Trains, cars and poaching have all contributed to a soaring number of fatalities, prompting fears for the grizzlies’ future.
Tags: News, Research, Bears, Roadkill, Grizzly Bears, University of Montana, Federal Lands, Railroad Accidents and Safety, Your-feed-science


Pangolins Are Suspected as a Potential Coronavirus Host

The world’s most trafficked mammal may be involved in the Wuhan outbreak, but the evidence is far from clear.
Tags: News, Wuhan, Xinhua, Baylor College of Medicine, EcoHealth Alliance, Texas A&M University, Pangolins, Wuhan (China, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, bioRxiv


A Horse Has 5 Toes, and Then It Doesn’t

As a horse’s hoof forms, scientists say something profound is occurring in its anatomical development.
Tags: News, Horses, Feet, University of Massachusetts, Kavanagh, Anatomy and physiology, Evolution (Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Journal, Your-feed-science, Kathryn D


W.H.O. Fights a Pandemic Besides Coronavirus: an ‘Infodemic’

Working with the big tech companies, the U.N. health agency has made strides in combating rumors and falsehoods on the internet about the new infection.
Tags: Twitter, News, Pinterest, Social Media, World Health Organization, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Medicine and Health, Rumors and Misinformation, U N health agency, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV




Can the World’s Strangest Mammal Survive?

Habitat loss, predation by feral cats, and now wildfires wrought by climate change — how long can the world’s strangest mammal survive?
Tags: News, Zoos, Drought, Wildfires, Platypus, Mammals, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Your-feed-science


The Plight of the Platypus

Habitat loss, predation by feral cats, and now wildfires wrought by climate change — how long can the world’s strangest mammal survive?
Tags: News, Zoos, Drought, Wildfires, Platypus, Mammals, Conservation of Resources, Endangered and Extinct Species, Your-feed-science