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Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

NY Times Science - 1 hour 57 min ago
Satellite images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the effects of an oil well that operated there in the mid-1980s.

Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread'

BBC Science - 3 hours 24 min ago
A genetic study shows the decline of one of the rarest mammals on Earth began during the last Ice Age.

As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 18:37
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows.

How Global Warming Fueled Five Extreme Weather Events

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:07
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.

Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:53
A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.

Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere

BBC Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:39
If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.

Neonicotinoids at 'chronic levels' in UK rivers, study finds

BBC Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Neonicotinoids have increasingly been linked to problems in bee populations.

Star system has record eight exoplanets

BBC Science - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:27
Nasa finds a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 21:01
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.

Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:12
The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

BBC Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:57
Scientists established how much rain fell by measuring how much the Earth compressed during the storm.

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

BBC Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 16:52
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:01
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients.

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

BBC Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:19
A new fossil is shedding light on the marine reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.

Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:06
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported.

Trilobites: The Great Red Spot Descends Deep Into Jupiter

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:36
The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:10
Two studies of the storm that overwhelmed Houston last summer say global warming made the rain much worse.

Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

BBC Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 06:23
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:31
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.

Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/12/2017 - 22:17
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
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