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Democrats Sharpen Focus as Scott Pruitt Testifies Again on Capitol Hill

NY Times Science - 17 min 23 sec ago
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in less than a month and appeared unable to deflect some tough questions.

New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork

NY Times Science - 17 min 48 sec ago
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.

Clean air plan 'ambitious but vague'

BBC Science - 3 hours 59 min ago
Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues

'Living fossil' heading for extinction

BBC Science - 3 hours 59 min ago
The world's largest amphibian is in "catastrophic" decline, with probably only a handful left in the wild.

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

BBC Science - 4 hours 35 sec ago
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans.

Matter: Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

NY Times Science - 8 hours 42 min ago
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.

Take a Number: Every 202,500 Years, Earth Wanders in a New Direction

NY Times Science - 8 hours 51 min ago
The planet’s orbit alternates from elliptical to almost perfectly circular — and has for hundreds of millions of years.

Trilobites: The Baby’s Hand Was Mummified. Why Wasn’t the Rest of Its Body?

NY Times Science - 10 hours 6 min ago
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.

Global Health: For First Time, W.H.O. Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

NY Times Science - 10 hours 31 min ago
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.

Alien Asteroids Are Here, Scientists Say. Get Used to Them.

NY Times Science - 11 hours 20 min ago
An asteroid that cohabits an orbit with Jupiter came from outside the solar system.

PM will pay to have 'full association' with EU research

BBC Science - 12 hours 25 min ago
The Prime Minister makes the strongest commitment yet to "fully associate" the UK with the EU's £24bn research programme post-Brexit.

China launch will prep for Moon landing

BBC Science - 15 hours 8 min ago
China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a Moon rover mission planned for later in the year.

A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers

BBC Science - 15 hours 23 min ago
A baby elephant surprised zoo keepers after being born to a mum whose pregnancy they thought had failed.

'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

BBC Science - 16 hours 9 min ago
An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say.

Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet

NY Times Science - 18 hours 33 min ago
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.

Kilauea: What happens when lava meets the sea

BBC Science - 19 hours 15 min ago
BBC correspondent Chris Buckler explains what happens when lava flow meets the sea.

Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.

NY Times Science - 19 hours 21 min ago
The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread.

Nonfiction: How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

NY Times Science - 19 hours 21 min ago
In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.

Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

BBC Science - 19 hours 50 min ago
There's a warning that cocoa plantations in Ghana are being turned into illegal gold mines.

Seeds of hope: The gardens springing up in refugee camps

BBC Science - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:27
The gardens giving hope and a sense of belonging to Syrian refugees in Iraq.
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