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Trilobites: Studying the Building Blocks of Life in Stereo Sound

NY Times Science - 1 hour 7 min ago
To make it easier to sift through data on proteins, a composer and a biologist turned them into music, an approach that could have many applications.

Dark Spot in Mars Photo Is Probably Wreckage of European Spacecraft

NY Times Science - 2 hours 18 min ago
The remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.

Schiaparelli: Mars probe 'crash site identified'

BBC Science - 4 hours 44 min ago
The gouge in the ground likely made by Europe's Schiaparelli probe as it hit the surface of Mars on Wednesday has been imaged by an American satellite.

Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?

NY Times Science - 7 hours 50 min ago
There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.

UN Habitat III summit aims to shape future urban living

BBC Science - 10 hours 22 min ago
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells the world's mayors they face making 'tough decisions' to ensure future generations live in a safe and sustainable urban world.

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 21:22
Hundreds of snow leopards are being poached in retaliation for livestock losses every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, says a new report.

Trilobites: The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tonight. Don’t Expect Much.

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:54
The annual show left in the wake of Halley’s comet is expected to peak Thursday night and Friday morning, but the moon will most likely obscure views of meteors.

Where should you live to escape climate change? Welcome to Boise!

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:58
Bets for avoiding the worst droughts, wildfires and floods also include Portland, Me., San Francisco, Detroit and — surprise — New York City.

Character Study: Rare Find in New York: A Teenage Birder

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:42
Kai Victor, a high school senior, grew up next to Central Park and has been fascinated with birds since infancy.

Trilobites: Meet the New Titanosaur. You Can Call It Wade.

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:49
Paleontologists say a newly discovered species, found in Australia, may provide insight into why these massive animals moved out of what is now South America.

Giant dinosaurs 'crossed continents'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:49
Some of the giants of the dinosaur family may have arisen in South America and crossed over Antarctica to Australia about 100 million years ago, new fossil evidence suggests.

No Signal From Mars Lander, but European Officials Declare Mission a Success

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:11
The lack of a signal most likely means the planned “soft landing” failed, but the orbiter continues to gather and transmit data.

Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches

BBC Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:40
Scores of spectacular and rare undersea species have been found on expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean.

Trilobites: If Planet Nine Is Out There, It Tilts Our Solar System

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:41
Astronomers have yet to confirm another planet-size body lies deep in the solar system, but they offered new evidence of its effects on other bodies.

Schiaparelli Mars probe's parachute 'jettisoned too early'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:22
Europe's Schiaparelli lander did not behave as expected as it headed down to the surface of Mars on Wednesday, data shows.

How our brains become 'disembodied'

BBC Science - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:10
Scientists in Italy have discovered how our brains can be tricked into feeling disembodied from our own limbs.

Children 14 or Under Need Fewer H.P.V. Vaccine Doses

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 17:37
11-to 14-year-olds need only two doses, not the previously recommended three, to prevent cancers caused by the human papillomavirus.

Juno Hobbled but Healthy After Glitch, NASA Says

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 16:48
The spacecraft put itself into “safe mode” early Wednesday and restarted its computer, scuttling observations that were to take place as it passed 3,000 miles above Jupiter’s clouds.

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are on Rise

NY Times Science - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 15:48
Progress in the fight against chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has “unraveled,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

BBC Science - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:30
The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.
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