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Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 200

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:27
Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. Officials said the priority is to keep saving people.

'What I saw'

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:19
In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:52
Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.

Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:46
Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”

UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:58
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.

Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong Earthquakes

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:19
Two powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:01
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya

NY Times Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 06:50
A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

BBC Science - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:18
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:08
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study

BBC Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:11
Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.

Islands Seek International Funding for Hurricane Recovery

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:14
In a special United Nations session, leaders of islands battered by hurricanes made worse by climate change appealed to wealthy countries for aid.

Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:13
À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.

The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal

NY Times Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:58
It’s not your imagination. From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “has been an overachiever by almost every index.”

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

BBC Science - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:55
The ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is still within reach, a study indicates.

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Potential Disaster

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 23:40
The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 21:42
With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.

Boxford Journal: Amateur U.K. Archaeologists Stumble on a Roman Masterpiece

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:30
With just two weeks to dig, a team of local people uncovered a spectacular mosaic, what experts are calling the most important of its kind in 50 years.

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

BBC Science - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:53
The biggest and the smallest of the world's fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are most at risk of dying out.

U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: ‘You Have Allies’ on Climate Change

NY Times Science - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:59
As world leaders gather at the United Nations for the world body’s annual General Assembly, a group of American state governors is taking an increasingly high-profile role on climate change.
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