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NASA’s Juno Mission Is to Be Captured by Jupiter

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:45
The spacecraft is to orbit the largest planet in the solar system, perhaps gaining insight into the origin of Earth.

Juno: Piercing Jupiter’s Clouds

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 23:45
On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive to study Jupiter after a trip of nearly two billion miles.

American Drivers Regain Appetite for Gas Guzzlers

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 20:12
Setting aside concerns about global warming, consumers are unloading hybrid and electric vehicles in favor of bigger cars, pickups and S.U.V.s.

Take a Number: The Alternative Medical Bill: $30.2 Billion

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:11
That is how much Americans spend each year on alternative and complementary medicines and procedures. None of it is covered by insurance.

An N.Y.U. Study Gone Wrong, and a Top Researcher Dismissed

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:50
The university and a federal investigation discovered a series of violations in the study of an experimental, mind-altering drug.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:30
Readers react to articles in Science Times.

Q&A: The Tick’s Pincher Offensive

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:06
Why do I suffer more pain and itching, and for longer, after a tick bite than after a mosquito sting?

ScienceTake: When Under Attack, These Frogs Hatch Themselves

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 04:00
The embryos of red-eyed treefrogs can hatch within seconds when threatened, if they are in the last third of their development.

ScienceTake | Hatching Treefrogs

NY Times Science - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 04:00
Exploring the science of how treefrogs hatch.

Bits: A Drone Start-Up Explores Underwater

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 17:13
OpenROV, which builds submarine drone kits that they hope will become as popular as airborne drones, showcases the prototype of the latest version of its Trident submarine.

Trilobites: Bottles That Could Make Every Drop of Shampoo Count

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 16:00
For the first time, researchers have created an oil-repellent surface using a cheap, common plastic.

Study Links 6.5 Million Deaths Each Year to Air Pollution

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 16:00
The report, released by the International Energy Agency, urges countries to take steps within their energy industries to help reduce emission levels worldwide.

Bill Would Require Relatives’ Consent for Schools to Use Cadavers

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 15:46
The measure, which awaits Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature, would end the practice in which unclaimed human remains often quickly go from city morgues to medical and mortuary schools.

A Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, Dinosaurs Included

NY Times Science - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 00:00
Ken Ham is erecting a colossal model of Noah’s ark to spread a particular brand of Christian fundamentalism, known as “young earth” or “young universe” creationism.

Trilobites: Scales, Feathers and Hair Have a Common Ancestor

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:20
An ancient reptilian creature was found by researchers to be the source of the spikes, plumage and fur that cover reptiles, birds and mammals.

Pet City: School’s Out for the Animals, Too

NY Times Science - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:23
How classroom pets spend summer vacation.

EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

BBC Science - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 05:15
UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

Buenos Aires to shut scandal-prone zoo

BBC Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:34
The mayor of Buenos Aires announces his administration has taken over the running of the city's zoo after a series of scandals.

Why Do We Inherit Mitochondrial DNA Only From Our Mothers?

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:13
New research investigates why paternal mitochondria perish in embryos.

Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 11:00
Surveys show that people generally believe autonomous vehicles should make an emergency decision for the greatest good — except if it might kill them.
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