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US energy plan to boost renewables

BBC Science - 29 min 10 sec ago
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

Earth magnetic shield is much older

BBC Science - 3 hours 22 min ago
Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.

Big year ahead for James Webb telescope

BBC Science - 4 hours 55 min ago
It's been a long time coming, but Nasa is now at the business end of building its giant successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program

NY Times Science - 5 hours 20 min ago
A new Microsoft chatbot called Xiaoice has become something of a hit in China with responses based on actual conversations culled from the Internet.









More Than Just Cecil; Big Troubles for King of the Jungle

NY Times Science - 7 hours 39 min ago
The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.









VIDEO: New science for James Webb Telescope

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:06
Mark Clampin from Nasa explains how the James Webb Space Telescope will help us to see even deeper into the Universe.

Could plane debris be MH370?

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:03
The BBC examines whether an aeroplane part found in Reunion could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

U.S. Sets Goal for Faster Supercomputers. Much, Much Faster.

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:56
President Obama announced an ambitious goal of creating an ultrafast machine that could enable breakthroughs in fields like medicine and astronomy.









In pictures: Ecology photo prize

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:56
Spectacular image competition winners

Water Use in California Down 27% in June, Beating Goal

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:13
June was the first month in which a mandatory 25 percent cutback was ordered, and officials called the reductions an encouraging development for the drought-stricken state.









Wales surf wave generator starts up

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:06
The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

AA joins protest at green changes

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:46
The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.

New York Judge Denies Request to Extend Legal Rights to 2 Chimps

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:20
The Nonhuman Rights Project had sought to free a pair of research animals from a university on Long Island, in the group’s latest attempt to establish apes as “legal persons."









Facebook builds drone for net access

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:24
The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.

Blue Moon? Friday's Celestial Event Comes With a Catch

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:05
This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.









After Cecil the Lion’s Killing, U.S. and U.N. Look to Take Action

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:39
A deputy chief of law enforcement at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating Walter J. Palmer, an American dentist and hunter.









Rosetta’s Philae Lander Discovers a Comet’s Organic Molecules

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:03
Analysis of data from the Philae lander has provided insight into the composition, structure and properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.









Great robotic missions to explore space

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:58
Past space missions that have changed our understanding

Philae Probe Finds Evidence That Comets Can Be Cosmic Labs

NY Times Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:59
Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.









Comet yields 'rich array' of organics

BBC Science - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:08
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.
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