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Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping.

NY Times Science - 52 min 4 sec ago
Something is missing with many study methods.

It’s Fish vs. Dams, and the Dams Are Winning

NY Times Science - 52 min 6 sec ago
Thousands of dams across New York, many abandoned, are blocking fish migrations. A movement to remove them is growing.

Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:50
The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel.

Is China addicted to coal?

BBC Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:16
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.

SpaceX’s Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 15:13
A NASA program could be ready to launch astronauts to orbit once again, and the number of people traveling to space could surge.

SpaceX Launch: Highlights From the Crew Dragon Safety Test

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 14:19
To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company tested its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system.

A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:06
The unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.S. Space Force,” embroidered in blue — was overshadowed by reactions to its familiar camouflage uniform.

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

BBC Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 07:41
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

SpaceX Test Delayed to Sunday

NY Times Science - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 04:28
A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts aboard.

Betty Pat Gatliff, 89, Whose Forensic Art Solved Crimes, Dies

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 20:41
She used clay to reconstruct the faces of the missing and the murdered, in the hope of helping police departments learn who they were.

W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 13:43
In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs.

Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves

NY Times Science - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 08:14
If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape

BBC Science - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 02:44
A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

Children and Teen's Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed by U.S. Court

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:08
Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts.

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:10
Passengers from Wuhan, China, will be screened at J.F.K. beginning Friday night, and in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting on Saturday.

$8 Billion Verdict in Drug Lawsuit Is Reduced to $6.8 Million

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 13:06
A Philadelphia judge lowered the damages in a case that claimed Johnson & Johnson played down the risks of an antipsychotic drug.

At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:17
Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:24
Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great extinctions.

Despite ‘Unsupportable’ Bloodstain Analysis, No Relief for Man Convicted of Murder

NY Times Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:09
Joe Bryan has maintained his innocence since his sentencing for the 1985 murder. The highest criminal court in Texas this week denied a last-ditch effort to obtain a new trial.

'Resistant' trees planted in Hampshire in ash dieback fight

BBC Science - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:58
Scientists have identified 3,000 ash trees with suspected resistance to a deadly disease.
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