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US children's hospital helps save life of baby hippo

BBC Science - 4 hours 43 min ago
Doctors from a children's hospital have saved the life of a premature baby hippo.

Plastic from tyres 'major source' of ocean pollution

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 20:18
Particles of debris from car tyres are ending up in the ocean as "plastic soup", a conservationist group warns.

Bao Bao the Panda Leaves the Beltway Behind to Breed in China

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:02
The National Zoo gave Bao Bao a Washington send-off, with her own motorcade. As part of an agreement, pandas born in the zoo must leave for China by age 4.

How the North Korean Nuclear Threat Has Grown

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:11
The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:36
The Great Zimbabwe, the ruined city in Zimbabwe once used to justify white domination, is now a focus of the ZANU-PF party’s efforts to retain power.

A Sunken Treasure Will Appear in New York Despite Its Controversial Excavation

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:01
An earlier show featuring the treasure, from a ship believed to have sunk in the 9th century, was called off over ethical concerns over how the trove was collected.

Meet the frog that can sit on a thumbnail

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:19
Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.

Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:46
Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 05:03
Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:41
A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

What future for E numbers after Brexit?

BBC Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:28
How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.

Trilobites: When Mismatched Voices and Lips Make Your Brain Play Tricks

NY Times Science - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:00
Researchers tried to pin down why our brains can be susceptible to errors in perception that make us mix up mouth movements and sounds.

How an Interoffice Spat Erupted Into a Climate-Change Furor

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:29
A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.

Out There: Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:47
A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos.

Shared: A Balm When You’re Expecting: Sometimes Pot Does the Trick

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:35
Five women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.

A Conversation With: In Response to Trump, a Dutch Minister Launches ‘She Decides’

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:15
Lilianne Ploumen a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.

Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

BBC Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:45
A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

BBC Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:29
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.

Q&A: Getting the Most From Vitamins and Mineral Supplements

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:32
The National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.

Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet sequel

BBC Science - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:55
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.
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