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That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says

NY Times Science - 1 hour 26 sec ago
A “land-based” explosion was the likely cause, not an object from space, which would have been a first of sorts in recorded history.









Observatory: Humans Are Spreading Deadly Bee Virus, Study Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 18:44
Researchers say that the trade and movement of honeybee colonies have caused deformed wing virus to travel all over the world.









Rooftop Solar Providers Face a Cloudier Future

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:57
Losses at rooftop solar companies have mounted as some states have withdrawn their support, and cheap natural gas isn’t helping matters.









Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 16:45
The D.I.Y. movement — to get students creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. There’s even a MOOC on how to teach tinkering.









Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 14:56
Researchers say people with at least a high school education and healthier lifestyles are aiding a decline in new cases, or staving off dementia longer.









Assisted Suicide Study Questions Its Use for Mentally Ill

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:50
Researchers who looked at doctor-assisted deaths in the Netherlands found that some patients had declined treatment that might have helped.









Supreme Court’s Blow to Emissions Efforts May Imperil Paris Climate Accord

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:45
Polluters like China and India may balk at following through on the Paris Agreement on cutting emissions if the United States fails to carry out strong policies.









'Update' due on gravitational waves

BBC Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:33
An international effort to detect ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves, has scheduled an announcement on Thursday.

Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

BBC Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 05:17
Did a meteorite kill a man in India?

Johns Hopkins to Perform First H.I.V.-Positive Organ Transplants in U.S.

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 04:06
The hospital said it would become the first in the nation to perform kidney and liver transplants between H.I.V.-positive donors and H.I.V.-positive patients.









Court halts Obama's key climate plan

BBC Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 01:16
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.

Legal breakthrough for Google car

BBC Science - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:11
Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.

Edgar D. Mitchell, Sixth Moonwalking Astronaut, Dies at 85

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:21
Commander Mitchell, a member of NASA’s first lunar mission devoted exclusively to scientific research, Apollo 14, spent just over nine hours on the moon on two moonwalks.









Henry S. F. Cooper Jr., Space Reporter With Literary Lineage, Dies at 82

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 19:20
Mr. Cooper, a descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, was an author, a writer for The New Yorker and the bulletin editor for the Century Association.









Horses recognise human emotions

BBC Science - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 18:14
Horses discriminate between happy and angry human facial expressions, according to research.

Climate change 'to make flights longer'

BBC Science - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:29
Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

India 'meteorite death' to be probed

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:03
Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:59
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:06
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past

Dating dispute over 'oldest Koran'

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:25
Carbon dating row over 'oldest Koran'
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