Science

On Extended Migrations, Birds Chase an Eternal Spring

January 5, 2017 Carl Zimmer Bird migrations have stumped the greatest minds for thousands of years. Aristotle thought that the robins living in Greece in the winter somehow turned into redstarts in the summer. In reality, robins migrate from Greece to Northern Europe around the time redstarts arrive from Africa. Scientists have gotten a a lot far better understanding of ...

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Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change

Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Modify By DAVID GELLES January 5, 2017 Dust is stirred up by a helicopter’s rotors at the Jackson family’s Pine Mountain house in Sonoma County, Calif. By DAVID GELLES January five, 2017 On a misty autumn morning in Sonoma County, Calif., Katie Jackson headed into the vineyards to assess the harvest. It was late in the season, ...

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Synthego Raises $41 Million From Investors, Which includes a Leading Biochemist

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED January four, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — The genetic engineering start-up Synthego might have been founded by two brothers with no formal background in the field. But it has won support from investors who now incorporate a single of the scientists who helped pioneer an important gene editing strategy. Synthego stated Wednesday that it had raised $ 41 million in ...

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Synthego Raises $41 Million From Investors, Such as a Leading Biochemist

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED January four, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — The genetic engineering commence-up Synthego might have been founded by two brothers with no formal background in the field. But it has won assistance from investors who now incorporate one particular of the scientists who helped pioneer an crucial gene editing approach. Synthego said Wednesday that it had raised $ 41 million in ...

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Libby asbestos disaster far from over, millions have no clue of the danger (rerun) [The Pump Handle]

The Pump Handle is on a vacation break. The following, which was initially published on April 25, is one particular of our favourite posts from 2016. by Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH Throughout 1999-2000, reporter Andrew Schneider blew the lid off the asbestos disaster in Libby, Montana. Schneider’s original stories, published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, drew national focus to the public ...

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Libby asbestos disaster far from over, millions have no clue of the danger (rerun) [The Pump Manage]

The Pump Handle is on a holiday break. The following, which was originally published on April 25, is one particular of our favored posts from 2016. by Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH During 1999-2000, reporter Andrew Schneider blew the lid off the asbestos disaster in Libby, Montana. Schneider’s original stories, published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, drew national attention to the public ...

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Prime Scientists Urge Trump to Abide by Iran Nuclear Deal

By WILLIAM J. BROAD January two, 2017 Dozens of the nation’s top scientists wrote to President-elect Donald J. Trump on Monday to urge him not to dismantle the Iran deal, calling it a sturdy bulwark against any Iranian bid to make nuclear arms. “We urge you to preserve this vital U.S. strategic asset,” the letter study. The 37 signatories integrated Nobel laureates, veteran ...

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