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First Mention: March 30, 1930: Pluto Is Discovered

NY Times Science - 4 hours 3 min ago
The New York Times said, “In the little cluster of orbs which scampers across the sidereal abyss under the name of the solar system there are, be it known, nine instead of a mere eight, worlds.”









Pluto probe 'on course' for flyby

BBC Science - 4 hours 14 min ago
The New Horizons spacecraft lost very little science data when it went into "safe mode" at the weekend, the mission team says.

Spacecraft Closing In on Pluto Hits Speed Bump, but Recovers

NY Times Science - 4 hours 47 min ago
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.









Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - 4 hours 54 min ago
Readers respond to articles in Science Times









A Conversation With: Texas Scientist With a Thing for Longhorns

NY Times Science - 5 hours 6 min ago
David M. Hillis, an evolutionary biologist, has employed genetics, biochemistry and computation to figure out how those horns got so long.









Almost Time for Pluto’s Close-Up

NY Times Science - 6 hours 28 min ago
In a few days, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the former ninth planet, the first up-close look of the icy world in the outer solar system.









Out There: Reaching Pluto, and the End of an Era of Planetary Exploration

NY Times Science - 6 hours 29 min ago
When the New Horizons craft passes Pluto as expected July 14, we will have explored the known worlds. There are other finds ahead, but a personal journey will end.









Mystery of the Lizards That Know the Way Home

NY Times Science - 7 hours 25 min ago
A biologist has turned detective in an effort to learn how anoles, which never leave their home territory, typically find their way back if moved.









Q&A: Leaving Salt in the Shaker

NY Times Science - 7 hours 45 min ago
A hypertension specialist considers the possible effects of not adding any salt to one’s food.









Books: Review: ‘Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole’

NY Times Science - 9 hours 47 min ago
The neurologist Allan H. Ropper and his co-author, Brian David Burrell, offer an inside look, both feisty and humane, at difficult brain cases.









'More hot summers' for parts of UK

BBC Science - 10 hours 16 min ago
Scorching summers such as the one in 2003 look set to become more common in England and Wales, a study suggests.

Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success

NY Times Science - 11 hours 45 min ago
A program to offer long-acting birth control, like free IUDs and implants, has helped reduce teenage pregnancies by 40 percent and abortions by 42 percent.









Awaiting Iran Deal, Nuclear Sleuths Gather Sophisticated Tools

NY Times Science - 12 hours 43 min ago
Laser sensors, smart cameras and encrypted networks are at the ready to monitor a program that has been a challenge for older technologies.









The New Health Care: Paying People to Be Healthy Usually Works, if the Public Can Stomach It

NY Times Science - 15 hours 31 min ago
The idea seems to reward people for adopting poor health habits in the first place, but society stands to benefit.









Nuclear Inspectors Await Chance to Use Modern Tools in Iran

NY Times Science - 17 hours 31 min ago
Laser sensors, smart cameras and encrypted networks are at the ready to monitor a program that has been a challenge for older technologies.









A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 20:24
Some experts worry that medical researchers are stepping over established ethical boundaries in Beijing’s effort to lift its scientific standing.









The Parched West: Drought Sends U.S. Water Agency Back to Drawing Board

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 17:25
The Bureau of Reclamation, which runs a vast network of dams, reservoirs and aqueducts across the West, is taking a hard look at its infrastructure.









Russian Supply Ship Is Launched to International Space Station

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 15:38
A booster rocket successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the failures of two previous supply missions.









Russian Craft Delivers Long-Awaited Cargo to Space Station

NY Times Science - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 02:58
An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.









VIDEO: The science behind the pollen count

BBC Science - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:12
The pollen count is an important part of the weather forecast for the estimated 31 million people who suffer from hayfever.
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