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Doctors call for ban on diesel engines in London

BBC Science - 3 hours 41 min ago
A campaign led by medical professionals is calling for all diesel cars to be banned from London.

Colombia Reports Major Rise in Birth Defect Amid Zika Crisis

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 22:18
Four times as many babies were born with microcephaly this year as in 2015 in Colombia, home to the second-largest Zika epidemic after Brazil.

Canada Strikes a Deal to Cut Carbon Emissions by Putting a Price on Them

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 19:48
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions that relies on fossil fuel taxes and cap-and-trade systems of emission allowances.

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:41
The world's largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.

Japan ISS Kounotori: Spacecraft launched to try to clear space junk

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 14:49
Japan launches a cargo ship equipped with a half-mile long magnetic tether to clear space junk.

Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 14:36
Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

Matter: Monkeys Could Talk, but They Don’t Have the Brains for It

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:22
Monkeys have the physical equipment to produce speech, a new study finds — but they lack the brain wiring for it.

Trilobites: Rapid Evolution Saved This Fish From Pollution, Study Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 07:57
Distinct populations of Atlantic killifish developed adaptations that helped them survive in waters tainted by toxic leftovers of industrial manufacturing.

Is Planet Earth II nature's answer to Strictly?

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:54
Planet Earth filmmakers talk dancing flamingos and bears

Life Expectancy in U.S. Declines Slightly, and Researchers Are Puzzled

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 06:18
It dropped for the first time since 1993, to 78.8 years.

100 million year old dinosaur tail is discovered

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 05:01
Scientists have found a 100 million year old dinosaur tail trapped in amber.

Rare tiny creatures found in loch near Kinross

BBC Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 04:25
Tiny crustaceans previously recorded at two locations in the British Isles are found in a loch near Kinross.

Turning Points: Is This What We’ll Be Wearing in the Future?

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 03:25
Extreme weather is here to stay. The costume designer for “Mad Max: Fury Road” has sketched how we might dress for it.

Only a Rumbling Volcano Could Make North Korea and the West Play Nice

NY Times Science - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 01:00
Mount Paektu is sacred to the North Korean people. When a swarm of tiny earthquakes were recorded, the reclusive country decided it needed help.

Clean Energy ‘Moving Forward’ Despite Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Experts Say

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:08
Donald J. Trump’s choice of a climate-change denier won’t undo all of the nation’s efforts to shift from coal and oil, scientists and industry experts say.

Canada Wonders, if U.S. Balks, Is Carbon Pricing Still the Answer?

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:05
Donald J. Trump’s stance on climate change has ignited a debate over a plan by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reduce carbon emissions by putting a price on them.

Trilobites: The Freaky Food Chain Behind Your Lobster Dinner

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:47
If you trace most food chains back far enough, you get sunlight. But trace back that of the Caribbean spiny lobster, and you get swamp gas.

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95

NY Times Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 14:07
Mr. Glenn was a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure representing Ohio in the Senate.

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95

BBC Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 13:57
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies

BBC Science - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 13:39
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
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