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Key Inmarsat rocket flight 'success'

BBC Science - 8 hours 50 min ago
A rocket mission to put a new spacecraft in orbit for London-based Inmarsat is declared a success.

VIDEO: Nasa team 'living on Mars' for a year

BBC Science - 8 hours 53 min ago
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins

BBC Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:57
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Satellite image of IS destruction

BBC Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:24
A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.

In Alaska, Obama Will Be in Middle of Oil and Climate Change Battle

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:30
As the president visits Alaska to examine the effects of climate change, the state is battling over oil, its chief source of revenue, and the implications of drilling.









Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:15
Only 35 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself.









NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Has Next Mission After Pluto

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:06
The spacecraft will visit 2014 MU69, another piece of the frigid debris beyond Neptune along the Kuiper belt.









Psychologists Welcome Analysis Casting Doubt on Their Work

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:12
To some, the news that most studies do not hold up when retested came as a relief, like the field had “come clean,” one expert said.









Regenerative Medicine Researcher Cleared of Scientific Misconduct Charges

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:57
The allegations, brought by colleagues, related to three patients on whom Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, a surgeon who worked in Sweden, had performed experimental operations.









Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina

BBC Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:05
A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.

Has Defra shown badger culling works?

BBC Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:04
Pallab Ghosh assesses the evidence for the decision to extend the cull of badgers to control TB in cattle.

A Conversation With: Eric Betzig’s Life Over the Microscope

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:57
Dr. Betzig was one of three scientists given the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 for a new class of microscope, capping a quest that started in 1982.









A Volcanic Eruption That Reverberates 200 Years Later

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:31
Investigators are still struggling to understand the most powerful eruption in recorded history, which gave rise to icy weather and pandemics, but also to great literature and art.









Badger cull extended into Dorset

BBC Science - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 05:12
The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.

Walter Munk, the ‘Einstein of the Oceans’

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:51
From forecasting ocean waves in World War II to using underwater sound to measure climate change, Walter Munk has spent nearly eight decades taking on timely problems.









VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness

BBC Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:48
Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.

School Lunches Becoming Healthier, Statistics Indicate

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:30
Substantially more schools are offering two or more fruits and two or more vegetables than in 2000, according to federal data.









VIDEO: Monbiot butchers and eats a squirrel

BBC Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:56
The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.

Buzz Aldrin Joins University, Forming 'Master Plan' for Mars

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:04
Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years.









A Brief History of Panda Diplomacy

NY Times Science - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:49
When the pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing made a splash in America.









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