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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.

Trilobites: What Old Monkeys and Old Humans Have in Common

NY Times Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:50
Monkeys get more picky about certain relationships with age, suggesting biological origins to similar behavior in distantly-related humans.

Scientists hungry to deliver food system paradigm shift

BBC Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:02
Eight universities across northern England join forces to form a scientific powerhouse at the launch of a five-year, £16m global food research programme.

Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

BBC Science - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 00:11
The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.

A Cautionary Tale of ‘Stem Cell Tourism’

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:28
Desperate patients are turning to therapy at unregulated clinics overseas that say they can treat many diseases. But one man experienced tragic consequences.

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements

BBC Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:50
The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.

Frog rescue: Last hope for endangered amphibian

BBC Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:08
How a shipping container became a last sanctuary for one of the world's most endangered amphibians, the mountain chicken frog.

Essay: Making the Case for More Than Just STEM

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:06
The writer says the humanities encourage schoolchildren to solve problems creatively, a skill not fostered solely through science and technology.

Trilobites: Watermelon Snow: Not Edible but Important for Climate Change

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:38
A study called for better understanding of potential effects on the climate of red algae that grows on snow in warmer months.

Abortion Pill Orders Rise in 7 Latin American Nations on Zika Alert

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:00
Orders rose from 36 to 76 percent in nations where the disease is causing babies to be born with tiny heads and damaged brains, a new study says.

Matter: Cancer Is Contagious Among Clams. What About Us?

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:05
Once considered a rarity, infectious tumors appear to be more common in the animal world than once believed.

Trilobites: Cassini’s Final Mission: Obliteration

NY Times Science - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 02:00
The spacecraft is preparing to plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere to ensure that nothing from Earth is left on the planets moons, which could host life.

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests

BBC Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 21:00
Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.

'Last breath'

BBC Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:59
In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.

Warmer winters play important role in EU emissions drop

BBC Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:58
Milder winters have contributed to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU over the past quarter of a century.

NASA Unveils Plans for Electric-Powered Plane

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 16:18
The agency announced plans for an all-electric airplane as part of efforts to make aviation more efficient and less of a polluter.

C.D.C. and States Ponder Plans to Keep Ahead of Zika

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:58
The federal agency has been sketching out what it expects cities and states to need if a local case arises. That turns out to be a lot.

California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Could Close

NY Times Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 06:01
A proposal by Pacific Gas and Electric would shutter the Diablo Canyon plant and replace its output with clean energy technologies.

Tim Peake: 'I saw flames outside the window'

BBC Science - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 05:47
British astronaut Tim Peake describes his dramatic journey home to Earth from the International Space Station.
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