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Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

BBC Science - 2 hours 45 min ago
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.

Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist, Is Dead at 76

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:17
He shared the prize in 1996 for discovering a new form of carbon, nicknamed the buckyball.

Crocodile eyes are built for lurking

BBC Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 15:01
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.

The Science of Fat: Short Answers to Hard Questions About Weight Loss

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:45
Some questions about weight loss and maintenance come up again and again. Here are some answers.

Matter: Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Could Slow Spread of Zika Virus

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:55
Mosquitoes infected with the bacterium Wolbachia resist viruses like Zika and dengue. Now researchers are testing the bacterium on mosquitoes in the wild.

Embryo study shows 'life's first steps'

BBC Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:04
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.

Mobile game 'helps dementia research'

BBC Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:56
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.

When Can Fetuses Feel Pain? Utah Abortion Law and Doctors Are at Odds

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:15
Abortion rights activists and a number of doctors say a new law requiring anesthesia for fetuses aborted 20 weeks or more into a pregnancy is not based on science.

Tributes for Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto

BBC Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:50
The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.

Leopards Are More Vulnerable Than Believed, Study Finds

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:00
The big cats have lost up to 75 percent of their range over the last three centuries, a study found, indicating they are more threatened than biologists thought.

Feature: The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community

NY Times Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:00
An improbable tale of how a British maverick harnessed crowdsourced meteorological discoveries to reveal the poetic wonders of the sky.

Abseiling into an Antarctic chasm

BBC Science - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 02:58
Visit the chasm threatening a British research base

IBM Wants Everyone to Try a Quantum Computer

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:01
The tech giant will offer online tutorials, visual simulations and a gamelike system that will parcel out access to a modest quantum computer.

Tim Peake: 'Science can solve problems'

BBC Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:00
British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.

Carbon's Casualties: Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:56
A $48 million grant for Isle de Jean Charles, La., is the first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the effects of climate change.

Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

BBC Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:02
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.

UK-led satellite to 'weigh' forests

BBC Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:18
British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh the world's trees.

Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Plan

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 06:15
The first allocation of federal tax dollars to move an entire community struggling with the impacts of climate change.

LIGO Gravitational Wave Researchers to Divide $3 Million

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 02:00
Yuri Milner, a Russian Internet entrepreneur, announced that the three leaders would split $1 million. The balance will go to 1,012 other scientists.

VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona

BBC Science - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 00:54
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
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