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Do You Know Which Dog Breeds Are in a Mutt? Scientists Want to Find Out

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:00
A new online citizen science questionnaire is a brain teaser for people who think they’re good at guessing the breeds in the genetic makeup of a mutt.

Meteorite diamonds 'came from lost planet'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 05:34
The space rock that exploded in 2008 seems to have come from the early Solar System.

Pursuits: A Birder’s Paradise in Zimbabwe

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:00
One of the greatest concentrations of birds of prey in the world can be found among the towering rock formations and thick forests of Matobo National Park.

Feature: Can Dirt Save the Earth?

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:00
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.

Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'

BBC Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:03
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.

Australia Diary: Weathering the Weather

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:50
Growing up in Queensland means understanding the difference between hot, stinking hot and unbearably hot.

Will China beat the world to nuclear fusion and clean energy?

BBC Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:53
China's nuclear fusion research might put the country at the fore of future clean energy solutions.

Blue Planet: Plankton named after David Attenborough series

BBC Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:26
Scientists at University College London (UCL) decide to honour Sir David Attenborough and the team.

Trilobites: New York Mice Are Crawling With Dangerous Bacteria and Viruses

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:32
Columbia University researchers analyzed feces from city mice and found bacteria, drug-resistant bugs and viruses never seen before.

How This Beetle Evolved to Mimic Ants

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:44
At least 12 types of rove beetle have evolved to convince ants and termites that it is one of them, all the while stealing their food and eating their young.

Porpoise plucked from shallow waters

BBC Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:03
The young female porpoise had become stranded at Grange burn near to Grangemouth.

Bialowieza forest: Poland broke EU law by logging

BBC Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:52
Poland violated EU law by ordering large-scale logging in Bialowieza forest, Europe's top court says.

Kids ask Nasa astronaut about going to space

BBC Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:46
Karen Nyberg, who's been to space twice, answers questions from primary school children.

Nonfiction: Freeman Dyson’s Life, Through His Letters

NY Times Science - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:00
In “Maker of Patterns,” the renowned physicist presents his correspondence, revealing observations about the great minds of the 20th century.

The first person on Mars 'should be a woman'

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:02
A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman.

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:35
Adding immunotherapy to standard chemo treatments can halve the risk of death for people with the most common type of lung cancer, a new study shows.

Reality Check

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:01
It's not as easy to recycle your takeaway coffee cup as people may have thought.

Basics: You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.

NY Times Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:32
Scientists have made astonishing discoveries about the nature and evolution of friendship. Without it, humans suffer significant physical and emotional damage.

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:11
The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours.

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

BBC Science - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:46
Science created a 'wonder material' in plastic; now nature is helping to unmake it.
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