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Solar plane begins Pacific crossing

BBC Science - 1 hour 28 min ago
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg begins his bid to cross the Pacific, from China to Hawaii, in the zero-fuel Solar Impulse aeroplane.

VIDEO: Take-off for Solar Impulse 2

BBC Science - 2 hours 38 min ago
Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, takes off on the final and most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world from China to Hawaii.

Strong earthquake strikes off Japan

BBC Science - 7 hours 33 min ago
A powerful undersea earthquake south of Japan shakes buildings in the capital Tokyo and is felt across the country.

Dot Earth Blog: Previous Mass Die-Offs of the Endangered Saiga Antelope Hint at a Warm, Wet, Weedy Culprit in Kazakhstan

NY Times Science - 10 hours 17 min ago
An alarming die-off of endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan could have a link to noxious plants that thrive in warm, wet weather.







World Science Festival Finds Success in Physics, and More, as Spectacle

NY Times Science - 12 hours 17 min ago
Brian Greene, the physicist and a festival founder, and Alan Alda, a board member, hope to awaken a love of science in the non-academic public.







Study Using Gay Canvassers Erred in Methods, Not Results, Author Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:47
Michael J. LaCour apologized for misrepresenting some aspects of the study about the effect gay canvassers can have in changing people’s minds about same-sex marriage.







E.P.A. Proposes Changes to Fuel Standards

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 17:04
The proposal on the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel has been long delayed and seemed to please few.







‘Devious Defecator’ Case Tests Genetics Law

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:42
A company’s use of DNA tests to investigate employee wrongdoing ran afoul of a genetic nondiscrimination act.







Drones take whale survey to the sky

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:13
Scientists are using drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California.

Saigas, an Endangered Antelope, Dying of Mystery Disease

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:45
In the past two weeks, more than third of all saigas have been killed, conservationists have found, and the cause of the outbreak is unknown.







The Debunker: No, You Can’t Blame Your Belly on Traffic

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:09
A recent study found an association between traffic noise exposure and an increase in abdominal body fat. But it was only an association.







Great Barrier Reef Is Not ‘in Danger’ but Needs Care, U.N. Experts Say

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:04
A report cited climate change, water pollution and the impact of coastal development as major threats to the reef, a World Heritage site.







Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:02
An article by experts involved in some previous examinations of the catastrophe contends that fault should fall squarely on the Army Corps of Engineers.







Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 08:10
A major national effort to desalinate Mediterranean seawater and to recycle wastewater has provided the country with enough water for all its needs.







Great Barrier Reef status at risk

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 06:49
Awaiting Unesco's decision on a wonder of the natural world

Barrier Reef spared 'danger' listing

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 05:22
The Great Barrier Reef should not go on the World Heritage danger list, according to a United Nations draft report.

Virgin Galactic flight trials face delay after crash

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 05:18
Virgin Galactic's long road to commercial service

Big Bang show creates $4m scholarship

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 04:22
The cast and creators of TV comedy The Big Bang Theory create a scholarship fund for low-income science students.

Fish fossils found by 'creationist'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 03:45
A man from Calgary reported to be a committed creationist finds five fish fossils dating back 60 million years whilst digging a basement.

'Man-eating tiger' to stay in zoo

BBC Science - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:32
A court in India's Rajasthan state rejects a plea to release a tiger who has been branded a killer and caged.
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