October 2012

Some great online NOVAs

  1. Chris Fischer and Ocearch Crew Hunt Sharks in Cape Cod - NYTimes.com
  2. Cub’s Death Reveals How Little Is Understood About Pandas - NYTimes.com
  3. In Tennessee, Building a Bat Cave to Battle a Plague - NYTimes.com
  4. Bias Persists Against Women of Science, a Study Says - NYTimes.com
  5. Spotted Antbirds - Feathered Freeloaders at the Ant Parade - NYTimes.com
  6. BBC News - Mars rover examines rock close up
  7. BBC Nature - Clever jays switch food-finding tactics
  8. Entire Field of Particle Physics Is Set to Switch to Open-Access Publishing: Scientific American
  9. How Exercise Can Help You Master New Skills - NYTimes.com
  10. Funding Cuts to Universities Vary Widely by State - ScienceInsider
  11. BBC News - IQ linked to levels of happiness
  12. BBC News - Hubble captures extraordinary view of Universe
  13. Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind - ScienceNOW
  14. Mom's Immune System Primed and Ready for Second Baby - ScienceNOW
  15. US science: The Obama experiment : Nature News & Comment
  16. Raising Frogs for Freedom, Prison Project Opens Doors - NYTimes.com
  17. BBC News - Evolution theorist Alfred Russel Wallace goes online
  18. Australians Surge in Quest to Build Quantum Computer - NYTimes.com
  19. Vatican Says Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is Probably Fake - NYTimes.com
  20. Fusion Project Faces a Frugal Congress - NYTimes.com
  21. BBC Nature - Lunar phobic bats dodge the moonlight
  22. Skulls Engineered to Take Hard Knocks - NYTimes.com
  23. Study Finds Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Scientific Papers - NYTimes.com
  24. Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set - NYTimes.com
  25. For Hummingbirds, It’s Easy to Shift Into Reverse - NYTimes.com
  26. Hubble’s 13.2 Billion Light-Year Squint - NYTimes.com
  27. For Some Primates, Survival of the Nicest - ScienceNOW
  28. Animals engineered with pinpoint accuracy : Nature News & Comment
  29. Plants' Carbon-Sinking Capacity Is Much Lower Than Thought: Scientific American
  30. BBC News - State schools 'failing girls who want to study physics'
  31. Correlation does not imply causation: How the Internet fell in love with a stats-class cliché. - Slate Magazine
  32. Unskewed Polls: Pollsters manipulating data to favor Obama, plurality of Americans say.
  33. Nobel laureate challenges psychologists to clean up their act : Nature News & Comment
  34. New, Bizarre Species of Small Dinosaur Identified - NYTimes.com
  35. ‘Arsenic-life’ bacterium prefers phosphorus after all : Nature News & Comment
  36. Plant science: The chestnut resurrection : Nature News & Comment
  37. Nobel Prize 2012: The scientists, writers, and peace-mongers who are favored to win the famous awards. - Slate Magazine
  38. Who invented fire? When did people start cooking? - Slate Magazine
  39. Group Buying Long Island Estate for Tesla Memorial - NYTimes.com
  40. BBC News - Life created from eggs made from skin cells
  41. Who’s in Charge Inside Your Head? - NYTimes.com
  42. BBC News - Stem cell experts win Nobel prize
  43. A Mysterious Light Gleamed as Columbus Drew Near - NYTimes.com
  44. BBC Nature - Brainless slime mould has an external memory
  45. Brain connectivity predicts reading skills : Nature News & Comment
  46. 2 U.S. Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Prize - NYTimes.com
  47. BBC Nature - Dogs' breakfast boosts search performance, says study
  48. Dance Your Ph.D. Finalists Announced; Pick Your Favorite - ScienceNOW
  49. DNA has a 521-year half-life : Nature News & Comment
  50. US biologists decry funding changes : Nature News & Comment
  51. Are humans monogamous or polygamous? The evolution of human mating strategies. - Slate Magazine
  52. Proof of Heaven: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
  53. BBC News - Mice learn songs in similar way to humans and birds
  54. Picking an ancient brain : Nature News & Comment
  55. The mysterious case of the missing noble gas : Nature News & Comment
  56. Neanderthal and Denisovan genetics: Human ancestors interbred with extinct species. - Slate Magazine
  57. BBC News - Nasa's Curiosity rover finds 'unusual rock'
  58. BBC Nature - Bull sharks have strongest bite of all shark species
  59. Sun Goes Down. Up Comes A Mystery : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
  60.  ‘Blue Mondays’ Aren’t Really Blue — So Why Do We Think They Are? - NYTimes.com
  61. ScienceShot: The Sharp Shape of Frozen Water - ScienceNOW
  62. Stem-cell transplant claims debunked : Nature News & Comment
  63. Core sample sends carbon clock farther back in time : Nature News & Comment
  64. Scientists read dreams : Nature News & Comment
  65. Chimpanzee wars: Can primate aggression teach us about human aggression? - Slate Magazine
  66. Molecular analysis supports controversial claim for dinosaur cells : Nature News & Comment
  67. Sleeping Beauty: magic or hypocretin? | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network
  68. True Blue Stands Out in an Earthy Crowd - NYTimes.com
  69. If Intelligence Is the Norm, Stupidity Gets More Interesting - NYTimes.com
  70. Pushing Out Bad Memories - NYTimes.com
  71. Isolated Male Orangutans Travel Far to Mate - NYTimes.com
  72. Silvery Fish Elude Predators With Sleight of Reflection - NYTimes.com
  73. Raw Food Not Enough to Feed Big Brains - ScienceNOW
  74. Website pitches solutions in search of problems : Nature News & Comment
  75. Laughter as a Form of Exercise - NYTimes.com
  76. BBC News - Placebo effect may be 'down to genes'
  77. Identifying the Brain's Own Facial Recognition System - ScienceNOW
  78. Small is beautiful : Nature News & Comment
  79. Proof of Heaven: Heaven Is Real author Eben Alexander is a neuro-evangelist. - Slate Magazine

  1. A Call for Caution in the Use of Antipsychotic Drugs - NYTimes.com
  2. Doctors Reminded to Screen for Alcohol Problems - NYTimes.com
  3. BBC News - 'Harmless skin virus' fights acne
  4. BBC News - Cancer death rates set for a 'dramatic fall'
  5. Korean Eunuchs Outlived Uncastrated Peers - ScienceNOW
  6. Compared With Chimps, Humans Slow to Insulate Nerve Fibers - ScienceNOW
  7. Mice as Stand-Ins in the Fight Against Disease - NYTimes.com
  8. Antibiotic Prescription? It May Depend on Where You Live - NYTimes.com
  9. White House Panel Backs Accelerated Drug Reviews - ScienceInsider
  10. Is Alzheimer's Type 3 Diabetes? - NYTimes.com
  11. Russians Eagerly Participating in Medical Experiments, Despite Risks - NYTimes.com
  12. BBC News - 'Scar free healing' in mice may give clues to human skin repair, says study
  13. BBC News - OpenDyslexic font gains ground with help of Instapaper
  14. Scientists Go Deep On Genes Of SARS-Like Virus : Shots - Health Blog : NPR
  15. BBC News - Whooping cough outbreak: Pregnant women to be vaccinated
  16. BBC News - Epilepsy 'is a global health problem'
  17. BBC News - Exercise sessions have 'little impact on child activity'
  18. Rats Harmed by Great-Grandmothers' Exposure to Dioxin: Scientific American
  19. Teen births map shows conservative states have most teen moms. - Slate Magazine
  20. Even Health Dept. Isn't Safe From Bedbugs - NYTimes.com
  21. Got gout? Cherries might help! - The Checkup - The Washington Post
  22. More Children Ill From Food Malady in Germany - NYTimes.com
  23. California bans gay conversion therapy for minors
  24. Current Length of Herceptin Treatment Is Supported by Studies - NYTimes.com
  25. BBC News - HIV 'made' new deadly Salmonella - study
  26. BBC News - New blood 'booster' tested in UK-led clinical trials
  27. Bayer Cuts Price of Contraception Implants for Poor - NYTimes.com
  28. Under Stress, Insulin-Making Cells Revert to Nascent State - NYTimes.com
  29. A Possible Price to Pay if Doctors Spurn Insurance - NYTimes.com
  30. Report Sees Less Impact in New Autism Definition - NYTimes.com
  31. When a Drug Addict Isn't Ready to Accept Help - NYTimes.com
  32. In Business, Nondrinking Can Be a Costly Expense - NYTimes.com
  33. Obese Children Less Sensitive to Taste - NYTimes.com
  34. Pregnancy Complications May Have a Past - NYTimes.com
  35. Gum Disease Is Linked to an Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer - NYTimes.com
  36. BBC News - GM cows make 'low allergy' milk
  37. BBC News - Hip resurfacing prone to failure, say doctors
  38. Meningitis Cases Are Linked to Steroid Injections - NYTimes.com
  39. Do Exercise Programs Help Children Stay Fit? - NYTimes.com
  40. BBC News - 'No proof' vitamin D stops colds
  41. Breast-milk molecule raises risk of HIV transmission : Nature News & Comment
  42. New Test of Babies’ DNA Speeds Diagnosis - NYTimes.com
  43. Drug Shows Promise in Treating a Type of Muscular Dystrophy in Boys - NYTimes.com
  44. Deadly snake venom delivers pain relief : Nature News & Comment
  45. Cellular Calls: Listening in on Body's Protein "Chatter" May Lead to New Therapies: Scientific American
  46. Sharing Medical Records With Patients - NYTimes.com
  47. Another Use for Home H.I.V. Test - Screening Partners - NYTimes.com
  48. BBC News - Aspirin may 'slow elderly brain decline', study finds
  49. Scant Drug Maker Oversight in Meningitis Outbreak - NYTimes.com
  50. Study Shows Autistic Children Are Likely to Wander - NYTimes.com
  51. California Fight to Ensure Marijuana Goes Only to the Sick - NYTimes.com
  52. BBC News - Drug 'may prevent stroke damage'
  53. Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The Digital Doctor - NYTimes.com
  54. The Things We Carried, Then and Now - NYTimes.com
  55. Technology That Involves Teenagers in Their Health - NYTimes.com
  56. Apps That Can Alert the Doctor When Trouble Looms - NYTimes.com
  57. The Ups and Downs of Electronic Medical Records - The Digital Doctor - NYTimes.com
  58. Labs Seek New Ways to Look Inside the Body - NYTimes.com
  59. Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School - NYTimes.com
  60. BBC News - Man dies after cockroach-eating competition
  61. BBC News - Tomatoes are 'stroke preventers'
  62. BBC News - Prostate cancer 'barcode' tests
  63. Genome interpreter vies for place in clinical market : Nature News & Comment
  64. Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Potential in Fighting Cervical Cancer - NYTimes.com
  65. Health Care Direction Awaits Verdict of Presidential Race - NYTimes.com
  66. Why Sugar Sweetened Beverages Should be Taxed - NYTimes.com
  67. BBC News - Fears over risk of air transmission of superbugs
  68. BBC News - Strokes in young people 'rising', study finds
  69. Stem Cells Safe for Rare Brain Disorder - ScienceNOW
  70. Thyroid is latest success in regenerative medicine : Nature News & Comment
  71. Hyped Genetically Modified Maize Study Faces Growing Scrutiny: Scientific American
  72. Spinal Steroid Injections Have History of Trouble - NYTimes.com
  73. BBC News - Baby boomer alcohol harm 'more likely than in young'
  74. Daily Multivitamin May Reduce Cancer Risk, Clinical Trial Finds - NYTimes.com
  75. Antibiotic resistance racing downriver : Nature News & Comment
  76. Nobel Laureates Endorse Obama - NYTimes.com
  77. BBC News - Low calcium thyroid disorder link
  78. Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Go Wild - ScienceNOW
  79. Disrupted sleep may predict Alzheimer’s : Nature News & Comment
  80. New Culprit for Parkinson’s? | The Scientist Magazine®
  81. Puberty Starting Earlier in Boys, New Study Suggests - NYTimes.com
  82. Diabetes Study Ends Early With a Surprising Result - NYTimes.com
  83. STI vaccination: Herpes and other sexually transmitted infections may soon be more preventable.
  84. BBC News - Peru doctors 'to suspend strike over pay'
  85. Meningitis Exposure Patients Wait and Worry - NYTimes.com
  86. BBC News - Brain change link to anti-social behaviour in girls
  87. Virtues of the Virtual Autopsy: Scientific American
  88. F.D.A. Receives Death Reports Citing Monster Energy, a High-Caffeine Drink - NYTimes.com
  89. Proximity to Livestock Raises a MRSA Risk - NYTimes.com
  90. Thinking Twice About Health Checkups - NYTimes.com
  91. Limits to Progesterone in Reducing Risk of Preterm Birth - NYTimes.com
  92. We Need to Talk About Our Eggs - NYTimes.com
  93. Mosquito Virus Survives Inside Snakes, Study Says - NYTimes.com
  94. Really? The 'Mother's Kiss' Is an Effective Home Remedy - NYTimes.com
  95. Curbing the Enthusiasm on Daily Multivitamins - NYTimes.com
  96. BBC News - Exercising in your 70s 'may stop brain shrinkage'
  97. BBC News - Da Vinci robot heart surgery at New Cross Hospital
  98. A Town’s Passion, a Retired Doctor’s Concern - NYTimes.com
  99. BBC News - Struggling to quit? Inhale less smokers told


  1. SLOOH SpaceCamera - Live Event
  2. To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop - NYTimes.com
  3. BBC News - Cranfield firm's 'breakthrough' for English airships
  4. Data Centers Waste Vast Amounts of Energy, Belying Industry Image - NYTimes.com
  5. Weighing Apps for an On-Demand Economy - NYTimes.com
  6. Computer Precision for Power Tools — Novelties - NYTimes.com
  7. Duplicate Payments Bedevil V.A. Pension System, Workers Say - NYTimes.com
  8. Data Centers in Rural Washington State Gobble Power - NYTimes.com
  9. BBC News - Facebook friends mapped by Wolfram Alpha app
  10. How manufacturers and community colleges are teaming up?German-style?to create high-paying factory jobs. By Dana Goldstein - Made in America: How To Reinvent American Manufacturing - Slate Hive
  11. Apple Maps Errors Send Japanese to Homegrown App - NYTimes.com
  12. In-Flight Entertainment Is at Crossroad - NYTimes.com
  13. Estonia Gets Highest Marks for Internet Freedom - NYTimes.com
  14. Jukebox Apps for the Party-Pleasing D.J. - NYTimes.com
  15. BBC News - Google adds coral reef panoramas to Street View maps
  16. BBC News - Project aims to crowdsource what makes a happy city
  17. Bionic Eyes: Sensors that use lookout’s brainwaves to spot trouble | Ars Technica
  18. Arizona Ski Resort’s Sewage Plan Creates Uproar - NYTimes.com
  19. Rented Computers Captured Customers Having Sex, F.T.C. Says - NYTimes.com
  20. Apple’s New Maps App Is Upgraded, but Full of Snags - Review - NYTimes.com
  21. Build-A-Bear Adds a Technology Factor - NYTimes.com
  22. Google Working on Maps for iPhone and iPad - NYTimes.com
  23. Cellphones Are Eating the Family Budget - WSJ.com
  24. BBC News - Angry Birds-maker Rovio pins growth hopes on Bad Piggies
  25. BBC News - Driverless car bill is signed in California at Google headquarters
  26. In memory of Yeardley Love, an app assesses relationship danger - The Checkup - The Washington Post
  27. Radio-Tagged Socks for the Obsessive - NYTimes.com
  28. A New Google App Gives You Local Information -- Before You Ask for It - NYTimes.com
  29. Uranium Plant Using Laser Technology Wins U.S. Approval - NYTimes.com
  30. California - Desalination Clears Hurdle - NYTimes.com
  31. F.T.C. Moves to Tighten Online Privacy Protections for Children - NYTimes.com
  32. BBC News - 'Melt in the body' electronics devised
  33. BBC News - Facebook deleting fake 'likes', independent data suggests
  34. Android Embraces, iPhone 5 Passes on Near-Field Communication Data Sharing: Scientific American
  35. As Apple's Maps Stumbles, AOL's MapQuest Flourishes - NYTimes.com
  36. BBC News - AMD deal brings Android apps to Windows 8
  37. Watch the Most Amazing Lego Contraption Ever [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
  38. Using Aluminum to Lighten Manufacturers’ Load - NYTimes.com
  39. Flightfox Lets the Crowd Find the Best Airfares - NYTimes.com
  40. Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation - NYTimes.com
  41. In Europe, Speed Cameras Meet Their Technological Match - NYTimes.com
  42. BBC News - 'Pink dollar' app launched in Hong Kong
  43. Device Sends Message to Swiss Farmer When Cow Is in Heat - NYTimes.com
  44. Ride-Sharing Services Grow Popular in Europe - NYTimes.com
  45. BBC News - Liquid air 'offers energy storage hope'
  46. BBC News - 'Cling film' space telescope to image Sun
  47. BBC News - Android phone 'wipeout' security flaw exposed
  48. Entrepreneurs Starting Up With Fewer Employees - NYTimes.com
  49. Is fracking behind contamination in Wyoming groundwater? : Nature News & Comment
  50. Who Made That Escape Key? - NYTimes.com
  51. BBC News - Disney develops 3D-printed lighting for toys
  52. Superweeds, Superpests: The Legacy of Pesticides - NYTimes.com
  53. Nook and Kindle E-Readers Let There Be More Light - Review - NYTimes.com
  54. BBC News - Barcode birthday: 60 years since patent
  55. At MIT, Romney and Obama Campaigns Debate Energy Policy - ScienceInsider
  56. Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button - NYTimes.com
  57. In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword - NYTimes.com
  58. YouTube to Serve Niche Tastes by Adding Channels - NYTimes.com
  59. The mouse faces extinction as computer interaction evolves - The Washington Post
  60. BBC News - Unstaffed drone refuelling test 'successful'
  61. More U.S. Coal Plants to Retire Due to Environmental Regulations: Scientific American
  62. BBC News - US researchers map carbon emissions at street level
  63. BBC News - Microsoft's Digits hand-gesture sensor bracelet detailed
  64. BBC News - Skype targeted by 'worm' malware infecting Windows PCs
  65. Boston scandal exposes backlog : Nature News & Comment
  66. For Some Drivers, Electric Motorcycle Could Be the Best of Both Worlds - NYTimes.com
  67. BBC News - US Navy funds 'MacGyver' robot that can create tools
  68. Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S. - NYTimes.com
  69. Graphene Could Usher in Flexible, Ultra-Slim Gadgets - NYTimes.com
  70. Drobo Offers RAID Array Systems to Back Up Top-Heavy Files - Review - NYTimes.com
  71. BBC News - Nissan steer-by-wire cars set for showrooms by 2013
  72. Silent Circle: Mike Janke’s iPhone app makes encryption easy, governments nervous. - Slate Magazine
  73. BBC News - HTC and Sharp unveil devices with next-generation screens
  74. Is It Time to Upgrade Your Gadgets? Do the Math - NYTimes.com
  75. The buzz about pesticides : Nature News & Comment
  76. Rising Energy Costs May Usher in U.S. Freight Rail Revival: Scientific American
  77. Amazon Cloud Service Goes Down and Takes Popular Sites With It - NYTimes.com
  78. U.S. Customs Workers to Switch to iPhones From BlackBerrys - NYTimes.com
  79. Tracking Family With GPS (Don’t Forget the Dog) - NYTimes.com
  80. To Lower Pollution, Iran Becomes a Natural Gas Leader - NYTimes.com
  81. To Lower Pollution, Iran Becomes a Natural Gas Leader - NYTimes.com
  82. Questions Linger on Battery Prices in Electric Car Industry - NYTimes.com
  83. BBC News - Flossie restored: Early computer back to life in Kent
  84. Google captures 360-degree view of popular hiking trails at Grand Canyon National Park - The Washington Post